Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,036
Reviews: 1,646
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 210
Gots: 942 | 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:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When Principal Skinner says that Scotchtoberfest doesn't exist, he obviously hasn't drank a Dirty Bastard. This highlander of a beer screams "alba gu bra!" from atop the hills (yeah, so it's not even from Scotland, whatever). Instead of painting itself blue and white, this beer pours a burnt copper with a dark core. Cream colored head comes rests on top with an authoritative thickness. It doesn't really care for lacing though; it prefers keeping itself together. Like a highlander, it doesn't leave any behind.
Smells much like I'd imagine a Scotsman's kilt; smoky, warm, caramel/toffee in the nose for the most part. Slight alcohol if you look for it.
Hearty notes of smoky malts, caramel and toffee make up the majority of this one. The noble hops whisper through the thick malt profile.
Woo, this is one thick bastard. Definitely a chewy mouthfeel.
If you're hungry, drink Founders Dirty Bastard.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a couple of these at A Salt and Battery with some fish and chips.

It pours a dark chestnut with good lacing. The nose is interesting on this one, with some alcohol, wood, nutty caramel, vanilla, etc. Obviously malty. The taste evens out the sweetness with a comforting bitterness, and a smooth feel due to low carbonation (which I tend to love). As it warms, some dried, dark fruit flavors open up. Very easy to drink. Good offering from Founders.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,036 ratings.