Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by smakawhat:
3.53/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle in to a thistle/tulip glass resembling and looking identical to characteristics of it's Backwards Bastard cousin, dark nut brown with red hues, almost guinness like bubbles of tiny quality. Minimal lacing, with possibly being slightly darker than Backwoods.
Smell is quite closed and muted. Not much going on, clean though, and a faint first whiff mostly of grass and a soapy quality. That seems odd for a scotch ale? There is some malt, but then also strangely enough some cumin.
Taste is alright, slight fainted smoke, tobacco and ashen in the finish. No biscuity chew, and little malt on the taste to speak of it seems.
Not that keen on having another one, but I know I've had worse scotch ales...
I am actually re reviewing this because I've had this with a cleaner palate without tasting another beer (Backwoods) before hand. My grade is definitely too low on this for this one, and I found other things on it after trying it again without tasting it's Backwoods cousin first. I could drink this no problem anytime.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2010 05:42:52 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
served from a 12 oz bottle in a pint glass
A: very dark golden brown when held to the light, Head two finger width but fades quickly.
S: licorice and caramel, strong alcohol smell typical of the style
T: sweet licorice and alcohol in a good way. A nice spicy hop but not bitter at all. Hint of clove.
M: Thick and heavy, coats the mouth in a sweet warming spice.
O: Very good variation of the style strong but doesn't turn the stomach. Great beer for the price. 6 pack instead of a 4 which is typical for this style.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:49:17 | More by MickeyD
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,674 ratings.