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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,128
Reviews: 1,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 216
Gots: 1,021 | FT: 23
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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4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark mahogany liquid with slight off-white head.

Aroma of bourbon, red wine and raisins.

Flavor is rich and satisfying. Raisins, liquor and malt. A tinge of caramel and vanilla. Lots of toastyness. Some apple. A little bit of hops.

Excellent smooth creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, I really like this beer. I will look for it in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.16/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a nice ruby brown color. Has a small beige head. Aroma is a mixture of things - coffee, malt, caramel, bread, and some hops. Taste is pretty much the same flavors along with a hint of fruit, maybe plum or blackberries? This beer has a bitter after taste but is overall not a bad beer.

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3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This dark deep brown beer has a strong two and a half finger head with nice lacing.

I wasn't as impressed with the aroma as I had hoped to be. I found it to be a sweet alcohol aroma that didn't represent the delicious flavor as well as it should.

There was a caramely malty toffee flavor with a nice hoppy bitter aftertaste to balance it out.

This beer was surprisingly smooth and creamy.

A very good beer but I couldn't drink more than a couple as they are rather filling.

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4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: deep ruby red color. Pours pretty clear with a darker, dense head
Aroma: caramel malts, slight hop, with a nice toasty smell
Taste: sweet caramel and toffee malts with roasted qualities
Overall: a great scotch ale! very smooth, especially when considering the ABV. Full flavor and body without being too strong

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,128 ratings.