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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,566
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 183
Gots: 702 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Misfit2209, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

enelson, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small white head that was gone in seconds.

The smell is dark fruits, raisins,plums and figs.Very rich and powerful.

The taste is similar to the smell,sweet and malty with the dark fruits.

The mouth feel is a little too light with low carbonation.

This is a very tasty beer, the dark fruit tastes and smell are great. Would have like the body to be a bit heavier.

Dave1999, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of idResponse
2.78/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm going to come straight out and admit this first. I am comparing this to Oskar Blues Old Chub... When I think of Scotch Ale, I think of Old Chub.... When I hear Scotch Ale, I think of SCOTCH. THE LIQUOR! This Dirty Bastard tastes like a soured malt with a little hops to attempt to weakly offset it. It isn't terrible but it certainly isn't great. I don't recommend it unless it's all you can get because it's at least a high alcohol content... so if it's cheap for you to get, grab it and get wasted... if not, pass it up for some flavor.

idResponse, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

t0rin0, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev -1.2%

jefftuck47, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Chugger
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Chugger, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of mfield14
4/5  rDev -1.2%

mfield14, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of BrewBear
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

BrewBear, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of notalagerlugger
4/5  rDev -1.2%

notalagerlugger, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a thick, murky dark brown with a two finger tan head that reduces to a skimming layer.

S- sweet caramel malts with a bit of nuttiness, brown sugar, raisin bread, prune, fig, and booze.

T- sweet caramel malts, similar to the smell. Dark fruit, and an underlying green-tea bitterness. A bit warming from the booze, but not overpowering. Finishes slightly dry with a bit of herbal bitterness.

M- med-heavy slightly syrupy body, low carbonation and creamy.

O- very sweet and malty, hides the booze pretty well. This one will sneak up on you!

Treyliff, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of JonDot
4/5  rDev -1.2%

JonDot, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of JonIrabagon
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

JonIrabagon, Sep 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

whodeyvols, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ambruns1979, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of ThisSpaceForRent
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ThisSpaceForRent, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of slim2043
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

slim2043, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of bwilson1730
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

bwilson1730, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of heizerbjj
4/5  rDev -1.2%

heizerbjj, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Louski
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Louski, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of poopsmitherson
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

poopsmitherson, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Alextricity
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/20/12. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours with a short lived, tan head, that leaves no lacing. It has a nice, deep ruby color.

Smell: Even without a minorly stuffy nose, I can't get much aroma out of many beers. This one is no different. This beer has a smell of malt, alcohol, and maybe even some dark fruits.

Taste/feel: This is my first scotch ale, and I really quite like it. I thought it would be extremely big, bold, and heavy, but it really isn't. You get some sweet malty flavor at first sip, but a warming on the swallow, as well as a nice, bready aftertaste. You can taste the alcohol a decent bit as well, which I expect would be typical from a beer of this style. Yet again, another solid Founders beer.

Alextricity, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

mani, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Coopers Tavern Madison. A good looking pour into a tulip glass, with an inch of (fast dissipating) head and reddish cloudy color. This serving might be too cold, with almost no discernible aroma.

Very nice in the mouth. A sweetness levened by perfectly sharp carbonation, which contrasts with the first time I had this (@ Brickhouse Barbecue) where the pour was too warm and low on carbonation, leaving the effect overly sweet.

There's sufficient complexity in the nut and bitter flavors.

martyl1000, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Bunnyhops
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Bunnyhops, Sep 22, 2012
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,566 ratings.