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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,423
Reviews: 1,607
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 178
Gots: 643 | 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:
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: 5,423 | Reviews: 1,607 | Display Reviews Only:
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dllman25

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-01-2012 00:33:06 | More by dllman25
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1%

11-30-2012 23:56:45 | More by RelentlessLefty
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GotWad629

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Head disappears quickly.

Smell is floral, and roasty, with some hints of dark fruit.

I taste some cherry and caramel with a slight bitterness to back it up. The alcohol seems pretty well hidden for 8.5

The carbonation is very mellow and the overall mouthfeel is pretty light.

Another great beer from Founders

11-30-2012 23:53:28 | More by GotWad629
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

11-30-2012 19:37:59 | More by skaboom420
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mwar

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-30-2012 18:08:20 | More by mwar
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bradwalrus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-30-2012 02:59:44 | More by bradwalrus
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

11-30-2012 02:20:30 | More by DrIPA
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

A- Dark cloudy brown body with a sticky tan head. Almost looks like muddy water with a nice head.

S- Caramel malts, roasted malts, a hint of cocoa powder and coffee, a noticeable piney hop aroma.

T- Very smooth, easy drinking malty flavor. Medium and dark malts combine with some interesting sweet flavors and a definite hop presence. A little bit of smokiness is there too and I really like that there is some hops with the malt at the forefront.

M- Very smooth with medium carbonation and a medium-full body. Coats the mouth with exceptional mouthfeel.

O- One of the better scotch ales I have tried. Good malt flavors, good hop presence, great feel.

11-30-2012 01:18:31 | More by stephenjmoore
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

11-29-2012 23:08:57 | More by Keith_R
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-28-2012 05:24:25 | More by khargro2
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ajkiser12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-27-2012 20:03:54 | More by ajkiser12
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C-Dog


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-27-2012 05:59:28 | More by C-Dog
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Solo_jeff


4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours exactly what I expect from a scotch ale. A deep color that is somewhere between a copper and a dark brown/ruby. Rather flat on the pour which was a bit disappointing. Aromas of coffee and candied fruits. Very, very pleasing aromas that do remind me of mccallan 12yr. Toasty, but sweet at the same time with a hint of that peat. My biggest disappointment on the beer came on taste. It is just sort of "meh". Not much intensity or the sweet fruits on the pallet, rather, a bit of maltiness followed by a bitter finish. May have to add a few tasting notes as this one continues to reach room temperature.

11-27-2012 03:14:05 | More by Solo_jeff
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avalonct

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-27-2012 02:36:31 | More by avalonct
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Jman_01

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1%

11-27-2012 02:03:35 | More by Jman_01
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K_Diggity

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

11-27-2012 00:58:17 | More by K_Diggity
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

11-26-2012 21:20:33 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-26-2012 18:27:16 | More by chucksim
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-26-2012 08:06:25 | More by Braz
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JALIEN

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-26-2012 01:34:26 | More by JALIEN
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-26-2012 01:32:15 | More by Sludgeman
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

11-25-2012 16:26:58 | More by lucasj82
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -4%

Poured in a tulip. The color is an attractive dark tea color.

The aroma is the beer's strongest feature: candy, toffee, honey, sweet-rich candy.

Mouth feel: smooth, although not as smooth as other beers in this style.

The taste was disappointing, and not on par with the aroma.
I was expecting a rich finish, similar to the aroma. The taste was bitter, and the alcohol in the finish overwhelmed the toffee flavors in the finish. The alcohol lingered with warming.

Not the best representation of a scotch ale/wee heavy- I have tasted a number of beers in this style and drinking this beer left me wanting more overall from the finish.

Old Chub, Alesmith, Mackroken Flower, to name a few, outrank this beer in this style.

11-25-2012 03:00:19 | More by brureview
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

11-25-2012 01:40:00 | More by Tee2Grn
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-25-2012 00:52:03 | More by CorneliusBunker
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,423 ratings.