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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,331
Reviews: 1,711
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 240
Gots: 1,217 | 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: 6,331 | Reviews: 1,711
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.

Photo of Beerma
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.

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

Photo of Houlio_99
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pmessick
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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Photo of Mikey_B
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.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
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.

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

Photo of Wandreotta
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Doonzman
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. I felt like I could feel the spirits in every gulp.

Photo of 5EKF
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KWolf
4.84/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Dark, toasty, roasty, caramelly goodness balanced with the hop.
Yum

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

Photo of Durfkludge
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bone53
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours brown with a mahogony tent when put up to the light, and a two finger tan head. Awesome looking beer

Smell: A ton of sweet bready malt, slight dark fruit, a touch of heat from the alcohol

Taste: That sweet malt character with subtle dark fruits upfront then slowly fades in to a rye bread type finish

Mouthfeel: Heavy medium body; Silky smooth going down with a slightly bitter finish

Overall: What an awesome malt bomb this is. I get a whole range of aromas from the malts. The taste is a little less satisfying, but still very good. Iv had my fair share of scotch ales, and this is easily the best one to date. Founders is my personal favorite brewery, and this beer is another reason why. Cheers!

Photo of mikefour77
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbakondi
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chzenchi
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CorgiDad
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GrimGuzzler
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,331 ratings.