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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,557
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 181
Gots: 700 | 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 +4.9%

Arherring, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of DirtyPenny
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Ten Penny Ale pint glass.

A: Cloudy dark mahogany brown with a few millimeters of beige head. No real lacing to speak of.

S: Sweet toffee with some sharper notes of sourdough. A bit of band-aid towards the end of the glass.

T: Super sweet. Honey and mingled notes of butterscotch with a some brown raisin bread on the finish. Faintly astringent. Sourdough on the nose mostly comes out on the aftertaste and only as a whisper, followed by a little booziness tapping it on the shoulder and going "boo". Bitterness sneaks in through the window, late, and steals your iPod. A bit of solventalso pops up as it warms.

M: Heavy and thick as liquor. Coats your tongue like brandy. Alcohol warmth sneaks in on the backend after spending the night out with its friends and not telling you where it was,
the bastard.

O: A beer so rich and complex you might mistake it for stew with an old boot thrown in. I think I had a hangover halfway through.

DirtyPenny, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bckayaalp, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

rmank, Apr 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Pillowburn, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Pwidget, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of ThePortlander
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a couple of these at A Salt and Battery with some fish and chips.

It pours a dark chestnut with good lacing. The nose is interesting on this one, with some alcohol, wood, nutty caramel, vanilla, etc. Obviously malty. The taste evens out the sweetness with a comforting bitterness, and a smooth feel due to low carbonation (which I tend to love). As it warms, some dried, dark fruit flavors open up. Very easy to drink. Good offering from Founders.

ThePortlander, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

CB2maltygoodness, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A: Amber, reddish brown color with about 1/3 finger head. ok amount of lacing. Cloudy body. Looks quite good!

S: Malt, toffee maybe, caramel. Not quite strong.

T: Caramel, dark chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, slight bitterness in the middle for a quick second, It has a bit of that Founders signature taste upfront and towards the end. I can taste the booze a little bit at the end.

M: Not sure... I think this may be too thin? carbonation seems to be there up front but quickly disappears... beer starts off quite nice then suddenly everything disappears. Hard to describe, but not too flattering, imo.

O: Great looks and tastes, but not so much on the smell and feel. I somewhat enjoyed the bottle, but won't be looking for more in the future.

sukwonee, Apr 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

ucsbmullet, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

pentasyllabic, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

LindsayKuron, Apr 23, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great coffee notes on this extremely flaverfull full bodied ale. Lots of layers of malt balanced with just the right amount of hops. It seems as if there is another flavor picked up with your first five to ten sips. Is that chocolate? A little caramel? Some coffee? Delicious, Go Beer!

ndawg42031, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jimipow, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ndamstra00, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

tln13, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

akttr, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

njport, Apr 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

kmulder, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

whatname, Apr 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

beer4brian331, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

XenonX, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

waffles, Apr 18, 2012
Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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