Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
A - Dark brown with an amber tint. Medium sized head when poured into my pint glass. Good carbonation.
S - Very earthy, toffee like scent that doesn't shy away from the malts. Doesn't have a lot of strength to it.
T - Taste has a lot of carmel and toffee tones that mask the alcohol well. The alcohol does come out in the bitter aftertaste.
M - Doesn't have a consistent mouthfeel. It's either viscous and heavy or watery and smooth. Neither is bad, but it lacks a true identity.
O - It's a good beer. It doesn't knock your socks off, but I would drink it again and I would enjoy it.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 02:04:01 | More by arescan
3.85/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I could drink this all day. I preferred it on tap over the bottle, but bottle is still great. I enjoyed the warmth and depth of scotch flavors, a little sweet and hit the spot. I wanted to pair it with another one and maybe some charceuterie. It would be great with smoked meats or a steak.
Serving type: on-tap
10-10-2013 13:14:56 | More by freakeconomist
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle courtesy of brooklynbrews – thanks Andrew!
Notes taken from 09/14/13 with my Sierra Nevada balloon glass
A: A ruddy rusted brown looking dark cloudy amber body. Half finger of still khaki cream settles to a small film on top. Never fully subsiding with light dots and squiggle clinging to the glass after every sip.
S: Smells of caramel toffee malts, toasted bread, alcohol, some mineral like earthiness, and a hint of hop spice. A fairly nice and inviting malt forward nose.
T: Nutty toasted bread crust with scorched caramels mixed in with a bit of raisin and plum-like fruitiness. Has a nice dry roast quality with a moderate bitterness made up of hoppy citrus peel. I get some light spice and a dash of chocolate coming through as well. Alcohol is incredible well masked in flavor and the beer finishes with some earthy minerals. Really nice raisin bread like flavors with a kick of citrus. Enjoying this one but drinks more like a hoppy Amber.
M: Moderate to heavier body that dabbles between watery thin and syrupy thick. There is a modest amount of bitterness to the palate and touch of alcohol warming. Has a high level of drying finish that really lightens up the feel. Slightly resinous after.
D: Very solid brew with some nice rich and complex flavors. Does not strike me as a traditional Scottish Ale. It is Malt forward but with some American hop influence.
Pretty world class brew…wish this were available to me on the regular.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2013 20:52:53 | More by Nugganooch
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,235 ratings.