Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by rangerred:
3.71/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a tulip.
Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with barely a half finger head. No head retention and just a thin ring is left around the top of the beer.
Aroma of dark caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. A little bit of roasted malt and a touch of smoke, but caramel really dominates.
The flavor is very much like the aroma. Tons of caramel and molasses with some yeasty fruit flavors coming through as well. I don't really pick up on much smoke but there is a nice roast underneath that barely peeks its head out. Bitterness is quite light with sweet malt taking hold throughout. Finish is on the sticky side.
Overall, I found this beer to be a little bit one dimensional. The caramel maltiness is excellent but I would've liked a little more complexity. The sweetness is a little much for me as well. Backwoods Bastard is ten times better than the Dirty.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 02:25:26 | More by rangerred
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3.6/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ruby color with a small off-white head that dissipates almost immediately. A ring of soft bubbles is left around the glass but no lacing left behind.
Strong caramel malt in the aroma with a scotch/peat backbone.
Cloying sweetness from the malt and medium-bodied. Very rich but lacking complexity and is a little one-dimensional. Warming alcohol sensation in the finish.
This was a really underwhelming beer for me. I have enjoyed most of Founders' offerings so far, but this one just misses the mark for me. Not an undrinkable beer by any means, just something I won't be revisiting anytime soon.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 02:44:59 | More by Jacobob10
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,183 ratings.