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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,484
Reviews: 1,607
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 180
Gots: 673 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

purppy, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mmmaaattt, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jlambrig, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of DelMontiac
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!

DelMontiac, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

SAJ6, Dec 01, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

12 oz bottle (with no bottle date) enjoyed in a snifter on 12/1/12. Pours a deep brown and ruby highlighted color under a well represented head. A complex aroma sings the notes of deep roasted sweet bready malt, dark fruit, mint, and caramel. Rich toasted malt and a fair load of hop character delivers a wee boozy and well spiced flavor. Mild smokey note echoes in the finish.

albertjr21, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

gbrill, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

jolet, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

TastingRoomCharNtony, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

JVoyager, Dec 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

dllman25, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of GotWad629
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

GotWad629, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

skaboom420, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

bradwalrus, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

DrIPA, Nov 30, 2012
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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.

stephenjmoore, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Keith_R, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

khargro2, Nov 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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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.

Solo_jeff, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

avalonct, Nov 27, 2012
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,484 ratings.