Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phillyphilms:
4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle into pint glass
A- Once poured this beer exploded. A GIANT head filled the top fifth of the glass and after a minute still was a two finger head. Its color is a dark brown becoming lighter in color and more translucent as it lowers down the glass. Lacing was really nice as it sunk.
S- Not an incredibly strong nose but a light malt with some fruit and almond or toffee.
T- Lots of upfront malt with a silky finish that shows off its 8.5 abv yet has enough hops to balance that abv down to smooth. Still slides down nicely and leaves little behind. Some dark fruit and malt dominates this but the creaminess of the caramel or toffee.. whatever I can't peg lends this an even easier drinking brew.
F- medium to heavy mouthfeel. Thickens as it drinks yet fades just as quick after the swallow. The alcohol, although not overwhelming, is surely an open participant in the discussion but I think the higher IBU's makes this a nice marriage.
D- I typically like if not love most things that come from Founders and this is no exception. A great example of a well balanced and interesting Scotch Style Ale that may not be an all night drinker but sliding one in when you can is a good idea.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2010 04:15:54 | More by Phillyphilms
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
served from a 12 oz bottle in a pint glass
A: very dark golden brown when held to the light, Head two finger width but fades quickly.
S: licorice and caramel, strong alcohol smell typical of the style
T: sweet licorice and alcohol in a good way. A nice spicy hop but not bitter at all. Hint of clove.
M: Thick and heavy, coats the mouth in a sweet warming spice.
O: Very good variation of the style strong but doesn't turn the stomach. Great beer for the price. 6 pack instead of a 4 which is typical for this style.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:49:17 | More by MickeyD
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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