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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,668 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,668
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 192
Gots: 755 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

ObeMaltKinobee, Dec 05, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

andrewjraab, Dec 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

JellyJacket, Dec 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Salacioussiren, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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

e30todamax, Dec 03, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

TheSixthRing, Dec 03, 2012
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,668 ratings.