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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,319
Reviews: 1,710
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 239
Gots: 1,208 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003

Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU
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Ratings: 6,319 | Reviews: 1,710
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chopp02
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First, I have to say that I love the color of this beer! It is one of the most unique I've seen: a light chocolate color and the texture of this beer is phenomenal! I absolutely love the Scotch flavor in this rich, dark beer. If you like your dark beers with a liquor taste, then give this one a try, you won't be disappointed.

Photo of ryho
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeTurner
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ampersandrew
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnson99
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Betajeff
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LastManOut
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericfine50
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a deep red-brown. In bright light you can see it's actually a deep red. About half a finger of tan head, which dissipates down quickly to just a ring around the top of the beer. Quite clear. Can see an average amount of carbonation in the beer.

Smell - 3.75/5
Fruity slightly sweet malts, a hint of alcohol, hops, and roastiness

Taste - 4/5
A rich malt taste - slightly fruity, slightly sweet, slightly alcoholic. The flavor is actually not that strong, and there is little to no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium-full in body. Smooth. Lightly carbonated.

Overall - 4.5/5
It's really hard to describe why I like this beer, but I really like it a lot.

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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good beer. Best one I tried today! Strong couldn't drink more then one! Its getting warmer and I seem to be preferring lighter beers of late.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mickyge
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lighter than expected some what bitter but nice

Photo of founddrama
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Boozy malty up front; fades away slow. A big flavor. Almost like wine? Doesn't really taste like a beer. Heavy, indeed.

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4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of R_conner96
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interzen
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

355ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Dark brown body with a tan head. Nothing to shout about in the head/lacing/retention department.

Smell: Smells overhelmingly of chocolate, with a considerable side-order of bananas and dark, roasted malts. More than a hint of sweetness, too. It certainly doesn't smell like an 8.5% beer - in fact, alcohol is one of the things that is notably absent in the nose.

Taste: Follows the smell, more or less. In additional to the chocolate and banana/yeast smells you start to get a hint of alcohol. It's not particularly in-yer-face boozy, but it's definitely there. It's well disguised though, and subtle enough to add a certain degree of interest to proceedings.

Feel: Medium bodied, fairly easy on the carbonation front with a lovely, chocolate cream mouthfeel. Eminently drinkable.

Overall: I wouldn't say that I'm a big fan of Scotch Ales in general but this one might well have me converted. It's definitely a beer to savour, unless you want to get completely trashed in short order, and savouring it will undoubtedly yield good results. Top brew from Founders - love it.

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4.9/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is awsome poured out of a bottle in a sniffer let warm for 15min s: chocolate banana bread slight light roast coffe T: same as smell With slight im mean slight alcohol finish F Creamy goodness O: this to me seems more like a stout well done why isn't this rated higher this will be a go to for me

Photo of Myotus
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a large, cream colored head. Dark red in color. Has a lot of particles floating throughout the beer and some even settled on the bottom of the glass. Pedominantly fruity aromas from hops with a slight aroma of roasted malts are present. Initial taste is fruity and hoppy. A pleasant bitterness combined with roasted malts follows and overtakes the initial taste with a caramel flavor coming in last. A wonderful scotch ale.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,319 ratings.