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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,354 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,354
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 174
Gots: 613 | FT: 22
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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Ratings: 5,354 | Reviews: 1,602 | Display Reviews Only:
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MarkGutz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-09-2012 06:50:28 | More by MarkGutz
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-08-2012 06:01:16 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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xacidx

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-08-2012 05:32:46 | More by xacidx
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

A - A dirty brown with no clarity, 1 finger of head, and nice sticky lace left all over the glass

S - Brown sugar, caramel, toffee, sweet and malty

T - Very sweet, like the aroma, and lots of brown sugar and toffee. Extra sweet finish. Hints of scotch of course.

M - Full bodied and medium carbonation. Smooth

O - ANother great beer from Founders. These guys do not know how to make an average beer. Everything is high quality and tasty...and strong! Cheers!

12-08-2012 04:04:23 | More by BeerDawgs
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-07-2012 22:32:28 | More by FEUO
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-07-2012 02:46:02 | More by Holmes698
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Greenster

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

12-06-2012 23:45:16 | More by Greenster
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bob_d_j

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-06-2012 21:55:17 | More by bob_d_j
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Bito401

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

12-06-2012 00:54:53 | More by Bito401
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-05-2012 04:52:16 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%

A - dark brown almost black pour that resulted in about an inch of creamy brown head. Head quickly dissipates but leaves a nice web of sticky head down the glass.

S - chocolate, malts, caramel, sweet scotch.

T- very complex flavor profile. Dark chocolate, caramel, malty, with a warming alcohol flavor to finish.

O - this is a truly interesting brew that is a superbly crafted and dazzles the taste buds.

12-05-2012 04:51:05 | More by andrewjraab
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-05-2012 03:16:42 | More by JellyJacket
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TribeBeerDrinker

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

12-04-2012 20:21:15 | More by TribeBeerDrinker
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

12-04-2012 04:05:32 | More by chippo33
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Salacioussiren

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-04-2012 03:34:40 | More by Salacioussiren
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-03-2012 23:48:52 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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stabbingcontest

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-03-2012 21:25:43 | More by stabbingcontest
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-03-2012 21:12:06 | More by e30todamax
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TheSixthRing

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

Appearance - Pours a dark, hazy amber brown with an off-white, half finger head. Sub-par retention. Lacing is spotty, with minimal stick.

Smell - Strong notes of caramel and brown sugar upfront, backed by lesser notes of chocolate and coffee.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hits on caramel and butterscotch upfront, with faint notes of coffee and dark chocolate balancing out the sweetness. Touches quickly on whole grain bread. Finishes much the way it starts. Simple, but flavorful with nice balance.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with fair carbonation. A touch creamy. Goes down with a velvety smoothness.

Overall - Nice, drinkable scotch. Great all-around balance. Does well to hide the 8.5%; my guess would've been around 6%. I could stand to drink several more of these. I've only tried a handful, but this is probably the best Scotch ale I've had to date.

12-03-2012 03:28:06 | More by TheSixthRing
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purppy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-03-2012 02:07:48 | More by purppy
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-03-2012 01:20:59 | More by mmmaaattt
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jlambrig

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-02-2012 23:53:49 | More by jlambrig
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-02-2012 06:35:42 | More by BYOFB
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Crown and Rose Pub nonic.

Murky copper/brown color forming thin head and leaves super fine lace that retracts quickly.

Really sweet smell of dark caramel-almost-burning kind of thing here backed by plum or elderberry jam making the mouth water. Some milk chocolate as well.

Flavors pretty much back the nose - dark sticky caramel, dark berry jams, molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, and vanilla. Spectacular.

Velvety, chewy feel that just makes you want to drown in the stuff. The tiny bubbles make it happen. Can I get a waterbed filled with this, please?

What a great Scotch Ale. As Dimebag Darrel would say, "Getcha pull!"

Don't stay thirsty my friends. Get some Founders and quench that thirst, dammit!

12-02-2012 01:16:02 | More by DelMontiac
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,354 ratings.