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RATINGS: 2147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Founders flagship beer. Dirty Bastard is an absolute beautiful beer to behold. Dark ruby in color and brewed with ten varieties of imported malts this beer continuously lives up to its reputation as a bold and powerful ale. Dirty Bastard is complex in the finish with hints of smoke and peat paired with a malty richness, finalized with a good bit of hop attitude. This beer ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Dark brown to reddish and bubbly. Aroma of malt, hint of hops. Impishly sweet , but donít be fooled. This ale is like your sweet, innocent cousin who puts a snake in your sleeping bag. The alcohol in this tasty, easy-sipping ale can bite you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
From a 12-oz. bottle: Pours a deep, clear ruby with a full tan head. Very pretty. Complex, yeasty aroma. First taste is a big wallop of caramelly malt, followed by an almost syrupy sweetness. Very rich mouthfeel. Not much bittering; this beer is way over on the sweet side of the spectrum (which isnít surprising, considering the high alcohol content). BONUS: two bottles of this will make a bagpipe serenade sound good (though I still couldnít bring myself to dig into a plate of haggis).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
bottle...ruby red with a frothy tan head. Malty aroma, also bittering hops in the nose. This smells like something that I will really like. Sweet caramel to start, malts are evident through the middle, with the hops taking over to finish. Alcohol is evident in the finish also. Chewy, sticky and oooh so good. I am hooked.I really liked this beer and it finished nice and warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a dark brown color with little head. Notes of chocolate and roasted malt fill the nose. Taste is of mild chocolate, hints of smoke, roast, and sweet malt.. Decently hopped, it appears to me, to be a Breakfest Stout with the coffee elements removed from it. Finishes a bit sweet Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Pours deep reddish brown without any head to speak of. Aroma is exceptionally sweet and malty -- hard to get past. The flavor follows similarly -- the malt is too cloyingly sweet to get past and recognize any of the subtleties behind it. The finish is drier than the initial flavor, but I still found it to be a fairly inaccessible beer -- I canít taste through the residual sugars. Great mouthfeel, though; syrupy and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Bottled. From trade with OhioDad, thank you. Pours a deep dark ruby garnet color with no haze and no significant head. Appears minimally carbonated. Aroma is very malty sweet with caramel and dark dried fruits and a complex ester profile. A bit of smoke creeps up in the nose as well. Flavor is very sweet and one dimensional upfront. However, in the drier finish, more complexities come out: subtle smoke and fruity esters with some dried cherry and raisons. Alcohol and hops are minimally apparent in the flavor though a pleasant moderate bitterness lingers in the finish. Body is extremely full and silky smooth and the low carbonation goes well in this beer. I could only drink one of these in a given session due to the sweetness and body but very good nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2005
O, aye - methinks malt hath dribbled ícross my kilt aní spilt on mí willies. First sip starts quite sweet and then comes to a screeching halt on the bitter. Best be buckled. Mellows as I sdrink. Very nice, but put up against the fantasticother efforts offered by Founders it falters - if ever so slightly. Nice nevertheless. Hope you donít think me a wee man for saying that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gong (3) - USA - JUN 12, 2005 does not count
Very dark red. Very malty with a hoppy bitter finish. Flavor stays for a long time. A great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2005
(draft) This beer knocked me on my ass. Very dark red, nearly black, with a decent head and more lacing than I expected. The flavor was a little intense. I kept wanting to call this a Winter warmer without the Winter part. A beer to celebrate happiness or drown sorrows, not a beer to simply enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Slightly hazy dark golden brown. Small white soft foamy head. Sugary malt aromatics with tinges of peat. Caramel and specialty malt flavors, wisps of smokiness and a heavy peaty and salty finish. Mouthfeel is fairly robust.

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