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

5,090 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 5,090
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 157
Gots: 504 | FT: 19
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: 5,090 | Reviews: 1,589 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pavandal:
Photo of pavandal
pavandal

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

beer poured a hazy amber color with a meringue like head on top, which dissapated to a thin layer.

smell was sweet, very malty. It had a slightly floral hop smell, with a slight citrus burn to it. I also detected caramel and chocolate scents. This beer smelled wonderful...

..but it fell short on taste. Don't get me wrong, it was "bad", it just doesn't live up to the awesomeness that the smell brings. It had a sweet start, with a flowery hop bitterness as well as a coffee like backbone. Not much here.

This had a thick mouthfeel, would be good in the winter for that "Stick to your ribs" feeling.

Higher ABV, so just have one.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2007 02:09:52 | More by pavandal
More User Reviews:
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-11-2014 02:43:48 | More by wrightst
Photo of djteiwaz
djteiwaz


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-11-2014 02:31:56 | More by djteiwaz
Photo of moysauce
moysauce

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

07-11-2014 00:38:01 | More by moysauce
Photo of JazziJeff88
JazziJeff88


2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

07-10-2014 22:13:29 | More by JazziJeff88
Photo of RedJem
RedJem

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2014 19:49:12 | More by RedJem
Photo of flynn1648
flynn1648

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2014 19:09:12 | More by flynn1648
Photo of MikeAndrews
MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-10-2014 17:55:45 | More by MikeAndrews
Photo of Rlhinson2104
Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

07-10-2014 13:24:46 | More by Rlhinson2104
Photo of cole
cole

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2014 13:23:33 | More by cole
Photo of MorganStout
MorganStout

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-10-2014 12:34:23 | More by MorganStout
Photo of jjamadorphd
jjamadorphd

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really do like trying microbrews...and I was sure happy to try this one from a brewer called Founders Brewing with the happy title of, Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale.

Out of the bottle it pours a very nice, dark amber color. Although it pours out a nice head, it has no staying power and little to no lacing. Smell-wise it was rich and aromatic with hints of almonds, distinct roasted malt, and even slighter hints of caramel. It felt thick and bold sloshing around, not watery at all - very bold, but it did leave a strong aftertaste I didn't quite like. As far as the taste, I think it was bogged down with the overpowering flavor of burnt malt, rather than a lighter roasted flavor - it just took away something from what was otherwise a pleasant experience. Overall, it was outstanding and I was saddened to only have had two of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 04:08:24 | More by jjamadorphd
Photo of orion320
orion320

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2014 03:25:42 | More by orion320
Photo of EdwardK77
EdwardK77

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2014 00:55:50 | More by EdwardK77
Photo of nookiebrown
nookiebrown

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

07-09-2014 22:29:23 | More by nookiebrown
Photo of BeerNoobNC
BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-09-2014 16:28:11 | More by BeerNoobNC
Photo of DownWithSocks
DownWithSocks

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-09-2014 11:50:47 | More by DownWithSocks
Photo of FrostyFoster72
FrostyFoster72

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-09-2014 00:50:25 | More by FrostyFoster72
Photo of Keizerjl
Keizerjl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-09-2014 00:03:12 | More by Keizerjl
Photo of jblain
jblain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-08-2014 22:10:25 | More by jblain
Photo of DangerDawg
DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

07-08-2014 21:23:28 | More by DangerDawg
Photo of WwLoganxX
WwLoganxX

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-08-2014 19:52:27 | More by WwLoganxX
Photo of MykeJ
MykeJ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

07-08-2014 19:28:01 | More by MykeJ
Photo of cl3
cl3

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-08-2014 17:14:45 | More by cl3
Photo of nate-henry
nate-henry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-08-2014 05:06:08 | More by nate-henry
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,090 ratings.