1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

5,242 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 5,242
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 167
Gots: 554 | FT: 22
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 5,242 | Reviews: 1,594 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barczar:
Photo of barczar
barczar

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a solid half inch beige head that leaves no lacing.

Aroma is smoky, peaty caramel malt, with hints of raisins and plums. Huge malt complexity, with brown sugar and vanilla adding intrigue.

Toasted bread forms the backbone of the flavor profile, with raisins, dates, figs, and plums adding complexity. There's a substantial smoky, peaty character that becomes evident, but not obtrusive, in the finish. There's a bit of dryness/bitterness to counter the malt sweetness.

Body is moderate, with moderate to low carbonation, and substantial alcohol warmth.

Overall, lots of malt complexity, not overly smoky or peaty. Good, albeit higher in alcohol, example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 00:02:00 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
Photo of GJ40
GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

07-31-2014 20:20:37 | More by GJ40
Photo of beardown
beardown


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-31-2014 14:26:35 | More by beardown
Photo of TungstenArc
TungstenArc

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-31-2014 11:49:25 | More by TungstenArc
Photo of Vukusich
Vukusich

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-31-2014 05:13:12 | More by Vukusich
Photo of Lucasrjoel
Lucasrjoel


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-31-2014 04:23:50 | More by Lucasrjoel
Photo of Sergioelijah
Sergioelijah


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-31-2014 02:23:59 | More by Sergioelijah
Photo of vincentjljr
vincentjljr


4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-31-2014 00:49:29 | More by vincentjljr
Photo of Szatski
Szatski


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-30-2014 21:46:17 | More by Szatski
Photo of hambone
hambone

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

07-30-2014 21:05:13 | More by hambone
Photo of burnzgtm
burnzgtm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

07-30-2014 18:43:31 | More by burnzgtm
Photo of blakereik
blakereik

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1%

07-30-2014 02:33:50 | More by blakereik
Photo of Thefrap
Thefrap

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-30-2014 01:24:24 | More by Thefrap
Photo of DinnerTheaterBrew
DinnerTheaterBrew

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

07-30-2014 01:10:28 | More by DinnerTheaterBrew
Photo of impending
impending

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-29-2014 19:42:52 | More by impending
Photo of reaganrvltn
reaganrvltn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2014 17:23:37 | More by reaganrvltn
Photo of styleisking
styleisking

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-29-2014 14:58:07 | More by styleisking
Photo of Allurex
Allurex

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2014 04:44:07 | More by Allurex
Photo of xShoWTeKx
xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

07-29-2014 03:29:49 | More by xShoWTeKx
Photo of Fellysmarts
Fellysmarts

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-28-2014 13:19:12 | More by Fellysmarts
Photo of Bamwaterski
Bamwaterski

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-27-2014 22:38:34 | More by Bamwaterski
Photo of mmmbeerNY
mmmbeerNY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2014 19:51:50 | More by mmmbeerNY
Photo of pagesofphotographs
pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2014 16:59:37 | More by pagesofphotographs
Photo of aoampm
aoampm

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -1%

07-27-2014 06:21:59 | More by aoampm
Photo of DJoe
DJoe

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -50.5%

07-27-2014 02:35:03 | More by DJoe
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,242 ratings.