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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,004
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 207
Gots: 911 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Staying on a Founder's kick of late. More and more of their brews becoming available here in Northern Connecticut. Great!

This one pours a dark copper into my Chimay chalice. Light cream head that quickly fades, leaving beautiful lacing. Smell is faint bourbon.

Tastes are also mild. A little sweet raisin...somewhat metallic with some nice bitterness at the end. Warmth lingers for a while at 8.5%. Seems like its's seen the inside of a bourbon-barrel, even though I know it hasn't. Not sure if it's my taste-buds playing tricks on me due to the Backwoods Bastard I had the other night (also by Founders). That was one heckuva beer that I don't think I've recovered from yet. Will revisit that one soon with a review...anywho....

Light carbonation to this and overall a fine example of the style. Glad I bought six...will enjoy on several fall evenings.

Still thinking about that Backwoods though...

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Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass at room temp.

Clear Cola with a Khaki head that disappeared completely, leaving no lacing.

aroma: imagine pancake batter with vanilla, a few cherries, some brown sugar and a shot of Bourbon thrown in. Amazing.

Mouthfeel: glycerine smooth, good.

Taste:, brown sugar, bourbon, cocoa malt, a rich, a slow sipper.

This is a rich, heavy, sweet, tasty beer. Nice looking, great smelling, with a bourbon influenced feel. Not sure if this was aged in oak but it sure tastes like it.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,004 ratings.