Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by troysoy2:
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.
A mean, dark bronze with ruby highlights. An aggressive pour yielded a finger of frothy, light tan head with decent retention, and a tendency to stick to the glass.
The smell is initially of raisins, brandy, and a crazy mess of malts. Sadly, a bit of oxidized, metallic odor slowly crept in as well.
The taste is not bad though. Malt all around. Raisin is prevalent, some bitter cocoa as well. Caramel through and through. On the finish, alcohol sits on the tongue in a very impressively tasty kind of way. The mouthfeel is where this beer really shines, though, I'd say. Creamy, almost chewy. But never cloying or sticky.
A decent brew, and I can understand why a lot of people would like it. Perhaps it's silly to say that I expected a little more refinement from a beer called "Dirty Bastard". But I just went there. Yep.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2012 21:28:02 | More by troysoy2
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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
91 out of 100 based on 4,529 ratings.