Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by CraftBeerTastic:
3.63/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ba Review #219
Served On: 09/07/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.5%
Date/ Code: 04/10/12
This was in a mixed case picked up at North York Beverage in York, PA - Around $45.00.
Look: Poured a dark murky brown color with some slight tinges of copper around the edges. The head was a thin coating of light tan bubbles. Couldn’t detect the carbonation level through the deep haze. Head lacing started forming immediately.
Smell: Some semi-sweet vanilla upfront. Brown sugar and molasses notes were in the background. The aroma had a heavy quality that suggested a very big beer.
Taste: First up was a sweet brown sugar followed by an earthy roasted malt. Not much in the way of smokiness. The finish was a bitterness that faded into a semi-sweet dark fruit that transitioned into the finish.
This beer hit me like an Oskar Blues Old Chub (see review #38) without the Whiskey burn. Not bad.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2012 16:37:14 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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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 5,080 ratings.