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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,718 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,718
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 192
Gots: 773 | 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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3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

pours out a cloudy and occluded burnt bronze and orange colour with a unique coloured head....sort of a bright tan with orange tints. never seen a head this colour. it leaves some sparse lace as i drink. muted aroma...almost had to stick my nose in the beer to pick up on the sweet raisin and fig notes...there are bit and pieces of burnt sugar and caramel/choc malts if you try hard enough. flavour profile is also more muted than i was expecting...earthy, peaty tastes are relevant...maltiness is very strong in this one, with an alcohol burn in the aftertaste. carmelized sugar and light touches of smoke add bits of depth. as this warms up a bit it opens up somewhat, but everything i like about the style seems remotely absent. an earthy, floral hoppiness can be detected. it adds a surpsising smack of bitterness, but it really gets swallowed up by this boozy malt bomb. therefore, this has a massive body and smooth, rich, mouthfeel. never cloying as it has nice dry character to it. drinkability is nice...definitely a winter warmer and the high ABV makes it an adequate sipper.

overall, this scotch ale is missing the peat smoked maltiness and overall depth of character an ale of this style using 7 different types of malt. the nose is severely lacking and the flavour profile is average at best. that doesn't make this a bad beer...it's definitley sturdy and well built. probably will not revisit.

budgood1, Feb 29, 2012
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Dark ruby red color
S- sweet, sugary aroma
T- same as smell. Kool-aid sugar water with a strong black licorice flavor. Also a bit of alcohol at the end showing that the 8.5% is definitely present but muted.
M- Fairly flat with little carbonation. It must just be me but based on the BA Founders hype, this seems to be another of thiers that I just don't see where the hype is coming from. I've had much better scotch ales than this.

Fartknocker, Feb 26, 2012
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,718 ratings.