Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by stonermouse:
3.93/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a Sam Adams glass.
Nice look to this. It's clean amber color, with a surprisingly poofy head that remains throughout.
The aroma is boozy first and clearly reminiscent of scotch. If you really get into it, there's a hint of fruity sweetness, but for the first impression, this one is going to be potent.
The taste is big all-around, and unique. The nose is confirmed; the flavor is scotch and booze primarily, with strong earth notes. Not as much peat as I had hoped, and it has a bit of a dry, metallic flavor that runs throughout. I can taste a distinct similarity to Backwoods Bastard, but it doesn't have the same sweetness and richness of that brew. Still, a nice brew with a ton of flavor.
Has a great, creamy mouthfeel that belies the occasionally harsh booze bite. Still, they are compatible and interesting together.
Founders has another winner here. Not as interesting of a brew as it's Mr. Hyde, Backwoods Bastard, but still solid and readily available. I imagine this one is nice on a cool, crisp fall night.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 14:10:59 | More by stonermouse
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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
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