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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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90
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5,682 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,682
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 192
Gots: 762 | 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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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a solid half inch beige head that leaves no lacing.

Aroma is smoky, peaty caramel malt, with hints of raisins and plums. Huge malt complexity, with brown sugar and vanilla adding intrigue.

Toasted bread forms the backbone of the flavor profile, with raisins, dates, figs, and plums adding complexity. There's a substantial smoky, peaty character that becomes evident, but not obtrusive, in the finish. There's a bit of dryness/bitterness to counter the malt sweetness.

Body is moderate, with moderate to low carbonation, and substantial alcohol warmth.

Overall, lots of malt complexity, not overly smoky or peaty. Good, albeit higher in alcohol, example of the style.

barczar, Sep 02, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hadn't had a chance to try this beer but I love Founders and I love Scotch Ales so I figured this was going to be a good fit...

I was initially intrigued by the dark color in the glass. It almost looked more like a porter than a Scotch Ale.

The taste was a delicious bready, malty sweetness with a fairly substantial alcohol kick on the back end. To be honest, I am going to have to taste this one again and compare it to some of my other favorite Scotch Ales but my initial impressions are that this is a great offering by Founders.

mjpolzin, Sep 01, 2012
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,682 ratings.