Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Beer_Runner:
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled on 03/21/12, and opened almost seven months after bottling.
A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass resulted in about one finger of dark tan head that was very dense. After a few minutes the head dissipated to just a few swirls, and it also left a very good lacing. The brew was dark brown with a reddish hue; and, it was just barely translucent.
S: The aroma was fairly mild and consisted of maraschino cherries, a little booziness, and some malted barley toffee-like sweetness.
T: The taste was very much like the aroma: maraschino cherries and some booziness along with some malted barley sweetness. There was also just a little peat and earthy bitterness that provided a little balance.
M: The body was just toward the heavier side of medium with very little carbonation.
O: This was a very good scotch ale; but, the scotch ale style may not appeal to every beer drinker. Also, this one has just has just a little bit of harshness from its boozy flavor (But hey, it’s called “Dirty Bastard,” so you should expect a little extra harshness.) The maraschino cherry and the toffee sweetness were balanced by the booziness and the peaty and earthy hops bitterness. It all worked together well to create a scotch ale just complex enough to be interesting and just simple enough to be bold.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2012 00:26:06 | More by Beer_Runner
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I really do like trying microbrews...and I was sure happy to try this one from a brewer called Founders Brewing with the happy title of, Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale.
Out of the bottle it pours a very nice, dark amber color. Although it pours out a nice head, it has no staying power and little to no lacing. Smell-wise it was rich and aromatic with hints of almonds, distinct roasted malt, and even slighter hints of caramel. It felt thick and bold sloshing around, not watery at all - very bold, but it did leave a strong aftertaste I didn't quite like. As far as the taste, I think it was bogged down with the overpowering flavor of burnt malt, rather than a lighter roasted flavor - it just took away something from what was otherwise a pleasant experience. Overall, it was outstanding and I was saddened to only have had two of these.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 04:08:24 | More by jjamadorphd
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,090 ratings.