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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,246
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 231
Gots: 1,133 | FT: 24
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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003

Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown Founders style stubby bottle. Love the Scotsman with the plaid trim on the label. Just a catchy label as always from Founders. Poured into a nonic pint glass

A - murky dark brown with deep ruby/dark red painted on the edges and splashed throughout it's hazy body. Light tan colored head is thick and has a fluffy cakiness to it while sitting on top. Good sticky lacing holds slow and creamy to the walls of the glass.

S - good portion of bready malts. Whiffs of dark fruit and a small addition of caramel sweetness. Faint hops and a slight hint of spice from the alcohol aroma.

T - caramel malt kicks things off followed by a pleasant dark fruit flavor. Toasted bread like malts all over this one. Hints of vanilla and some small notes of candied malt in the background. Alcohol flavor comes through in the finish which provides a slight bitterness which is good. Does have some booziness to it.

M - full bodied with some thickness to it. Almost chewy in the mouth. Still very drinkable given it's alcohol level and somewhat boozy finish. It's actually quite smooth throughout the mouth.

O - dirty bastard is a great offering from Fouders and had me from the first bottle. Just a solid scotch ale with the world class style of Founders. I couldn't find any real faults with this dirty bastard of an ale and I'll buy again in the very near future. A real treat

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled 01/05/12

A: Pours a slightly hazy mahogany in color with a finger tall light beige head. The head on this beer reduces to a thin ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is mostly roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, and slight hints of alcohol. Overall the smell of this beer is rather sweet.

T: The flavors of this beer are roasted malts, caramel, and some sweetness followed by a fair amount of alcohol (more than the 8.5% ABV would suggest). There is a slight hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Overall a nice flavor profile.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty easy to drink for the style and the alcohol is not as upfront in the taste and smell as you sometimes get. Also, this beer is not as cloyingly sweet as other examples of the style. Definitely more of a sipping beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of wowbagger
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brownish pour, not terribly notable.

Smells a bit sweet.

Tastes of sweetness, hop and cocoa. Reminds me of a lighter stout. Has a lot going on in the palate, and it spreads out and mellows nicely though it left my mouth a bit dry.

Overall, much more complex than I expected. Good.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- A dark burnt orange amber color blended with some ruby red. Cloudy topped with a 1 inch off white head. Can't really describe the color on the head but the color of the beer is really spectacular.

S- Getting alot of raisin and figs. Some dark malty notes. Sweet smells coming off this one.

T- Some of that figs and raisin coming through but mostly it tastes like a black licorice stick. The high alcohol is not very well hidden in this beer. It seems to really come out towards the finish. Little bitter on the back end.

M- Beer feels very thick and syrupy. Really feels like a mouthful.

O- I would have to say this is a very good looking beer. Great colors. The smells and flavors are pretty close to each other but nothing really explodes. The feel of it is a bit of a let down. I mean who wants to drink syrup? But overall not a bad beer. Definitely a slow sipper for me.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,246 ratings.