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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,182 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,182
Reviews: 1,592
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 164
Gots: 539 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003)
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CoSMoSYS

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my fellow BAer, bozebus17, for throwing this beer my way!

Pours a cloudy dark brownish copper with a hint of orange at the very bottom of the glass. There is about a finger sized head that quickly disappears on you with no lacing whatsoever. I didn't notice any carbonation bubbles either.

The first impression I got when I took a long deep breathe in the the glass was sweet malt and chocolate, oh my god, chocolate! It seems as though I was sniffing a fresh glass of dark chocolate milk. It just smells creamy and smooth.

The taste was roasted malt and grains combined with the chocolate. Not so much that it overpowers the drink but just enough to keep you sipping. Followed by a somewhat hoppy aftertaste.

Very smooth and creamy but for some reason I was expecting creamier.

This is definitely a great beer to drink during the winter (I know its not a seasonal!) while sitting next to a fire. I just might take my own advice very soon!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2007 16:52:47 | More by CoSMoSYS
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,182 ratings.