Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.7/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Pours a nice slightly cloud auburn with a sizeable creamy off-white head. Leaves tons of lacing.
S: Starts out with nice gentle caramel malts. Slightly sweet, but not overpoweringly so. Also has a lingering bitterness that doesn't feel like hops. Quite nice, though rather subtle for a robust beer like a scotch ale.
T: Taste is good, balanced, though again more subtle than I was expecting. Gentle medium-roasted caramel malts up front, a bit of earthy flavor in the middle, and a good warming alcohol finish with none of the sharp bit that some high-ABV beers have.
M: Mouthfeel on this is just weird. Hard to describe - it doesn't really feel like liquid in the mouth. More like drinking thick foam. Kinda oily, very buoyant, and adhesive (which explains the heavy lacing). I can't decide whether I like it or not, but it's definitely unique.
D: Drinkability improved as I moved down the glass. Started out feeling a bit discordant, but as it warmed up a bit, the flavors smoothed out, the peaks and valleys evened, and it went down quite nicely. Recommend letting it warm to ~50-55 degrees before drinking.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2011 05:35:04 | More by zeledonia
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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 4,516 ratings.