Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.06/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
APPEARANCE: This beer looks a lot like a Barleywine. Mahogany in color, with an eggshell head. Good retention, the head settles into a solid, off-white cap. Lacing is strong.
SMELL: Yep. Smells like a Barleywine too. Smooth, malty aroma with plenty of dark fruit, banana and a little bit of spice.
TASTE: 50 IBUs seemed high for a Scotch Ale to me, but wow, this has a nice, grassy, slightly citrusy, hoppy kick at the end. Up front this is everything I would expect from a scotch ale; smooth malts with an ever so slight smokiness.
MOUTHFEEL: The Dirty Bastard is semi-sweet and a lot thinner than I expected. It goes down smooth and silky with minimal sparkle from the carbonation. The hoppy kick at the end also provides a slight pucker.
OVERALL: Great Scotch Ale. The thinner body makes it go down easy and the 8.5% could be dangerous. Excellent winter beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 04:27:51 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
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 4,511 ratings.