Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by dpasotti:
3.78/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
Deep garnet/mahogany in appearance. The thick, sticky foam cap is tan with a little yellowish hue that makes me wonder if this beer is barrel-aged. A decent amount of yeast floaties are suspended for a while.
Dense caramel aroma with a dark fruity/spicy quality that reminds me of some homemade baked dessert that I just cannot place. Dirty Bastard is loaded with sweetness, but leave it to Founders to dump a shitload of hop bitterness and flavor into any style. Lots of mid-range maltiness and a little diacetyl, with a slight woody/smokey presence underneath. Alcohol is hidden well, but it is present.
The mouthfeel is far and away the best aspect of this brew. Outstanding. Low carbonation combined with no shortage of residual sugars renders an unbelievably thick and creamy body. Feels like the finest imperial stout on the way down. Overall, it is not really to my liking, although it's easy to appreciate the fact that this is a well-made beer. I prefer less hop bitterness and more darker malts in a Scotch ale. Backwoods Bastard...now that's another story.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2010 01:19:51 | More by dpasotti
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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 4,521 ratings.