Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by flyingpig:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.09/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.50):
Caramel red to brown colour with a thumb sized, creamy, foamy head that holds well.
A rich and deep aroma with a complex blend of darker fruits and some alcohol alongside some brown sugar, caramel and toffee notes. Some darker malts too with some dates, plums and raisin coming together to make up the rest of the nose.
Darker fruits that included plums and some figs among others. There is a caramel malt taste backed up by plenty of sweetness from the fruits as well as some brown sugar.
Medium to full mouthfeel with mild carbonation and faint hints of alcohol and plenty of sweetness. The balance of this beer is also excellent and the beer is a smooth and creamy feeling one that goes down well.
A very nice beer, one of the best I've had in the last few weeks and one that I wouldn't mind picking up again considering it wasn't the most expensive. A very nice and wonderfully complex aroma that fades slightly in the taste but in nonetheless still an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 20:11:08 | More by flyingpig
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is an old favorite of mine. I haven't had it in three years though and perhaps my palate has changed. Here goes:
A: A dark reddish-brown. It's very opaque and little light gets through. While the head was rather small, the lacing more than made up for it.
S: OK, neither good nor bad. Actually smells quite like a barleywine. There's a lot of caramel and amber malts, and these impart a very sweet-smelling character. Can detect lots of dark fruits such as figs, raisins and plum. English hops are somewhat apparent, but these are dominated by the malty smell.
T: Very good. The taste follows the nose. The malt is very sweet, and in it I can taste lots of figs, plums, raisins, raspberry and cherries. Almost too sweet, but I suppose this is a style issue (Scotch ales are brewed at very low temperatures and this winds up leaving a lot of residual sugars, as the yeast aren't as active).
M: Very good. Thick and creamy. It glides down the throat rather well.
O: A very solid beer. Goes well with fruit-flavored cheesecake and chocolate fudge.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 19:17:05 | More by leantom
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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