Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Aleks_P:
3.69/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours pretty dark brown with a slight orange hue. Color only visible around the edges through my pint glass as light doesn't pass through the center. Yellow/tan head, very thin (about a cm) but sticks around.
Smell: Pick up just a hint of the sour scotch and not much else. Not particularly complex.
Taste: This is a matter of personal preference, but I'm not a big fan of the scotch ales with a really heavy scotch kick. I don't really pick up much other than the scotch flavor and at first it isn't particularly heavy, which I like. Also did a good job masking the pretty high ABV, didn't even notice until the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth, not a heavily carbonated beer. Pick up a lot of the alcohol burn in the aftertaste which is part of the style in my opinion.
Overall: This was good, not great. I usually expect scotch ales to be really heavy with a lot of flavor, and the taste and smell of this one were good but not amazing. I recall other scotch ales where I took a sip and immediately said "wow." Not the case for this one, although it is a bit more drinkable than others I've had.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2013 02:32:20 | More by Aleks_P
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4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This scotch ale pours a deep brownish mahogany hue with a very slight off white head that leaves a thin film and substantial lacing. The aroma is deep, rich, and sweet. Lots of burnt sugar caramel and toffee notes plus a little vanilla and alcohol. It is definitely a thicker side of medium bodied beer with lots of coating sweetness. The flavor is amazing. Lots of rich malts following the profile set up by the nose. There is a little bitterness on the tail that just makes one want to dive back in for another sip of the awesome caramely malts on the front end. This is a great example of this style and always a favorite from one of my favorite breweries.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 04:00:49 | More by lochef81
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,525 ratings.