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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,012
Reviews: 1,641
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 206
Gots: 918 | 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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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown with a off white head. Smells of sweet caramel, peat and a little hoppiness. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and finishes with a nice dry hoppy/grassy/woodsy flavor. A nice dose of smoky peatiness is very prevalent as well along with a nice boozey kick. Slightly viscous with a dry finish. A very nice, rich beer. Founders never dissapoints.

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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, ruby-brown color. Small head. Some lacing.

Aromas of peat, dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, alcohol.

Flavor is at first bittersweet chocolate and caramel, figs and raisins. Peat flavors and a bit of heat comes at the end. Lighter on the peat than some others, and the malt bill kind of reminds me of a barleywine. Lightly sweet. Robust but not overpowering, especially considering the ABV.

Medium mouthfeel, with carbonation on the lighter side.

Not one of my favorite beer styles, but this is a good take on it. I'd love to try Backwoods Bastard.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottle had a faded stamp but it looked a bit like no. AU++LFE-05/03/11-15:45. Sampled on January 2, 2012. It pours a handsome looking dark amber with a short-lived head that settles to a ring and then nothing. The aroma is like a mild Barleywine with its sweet malty character, some yeast, and bitter hops. The body is of a heavy quality but easily drinkable. Nice strong barley grain malty sweetness with a moderately bitter hoppy ending.

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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz at the Teeter. Madhouse today.

A- Dark, cloudy brown, with ruby mixed in. Thin head that quickly disappears. Little to no lace.

S - Not much of a smell, slight whiff of dark fruit, but most of the nose is alcohol.

T - Starts off malty, dark fruit, brown sugar and alcohol on the finish. Scotch makes an appearance as the beer warms.

M- Very smooth, slight carbonation gives a faint pricklieness on the top of the tongue

O - Good beer. Strangely lacking in the smell department, but in all other facets it is solid. Goes down fast for an 8.5er.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark brown/ruby color with a perfect finger of thick caramel head, decent retention, great lacing!

S - Lots of dark smokey and fruity malts, toffee, brown sugar, peat. Some floral aromas as well

T - Lots of brown sugars, some caramel, toffee, some peat, smokey. Nice scotch flavors as well, nice slight alcohol burn at finish

M - Pretty light for a 8.5% Scotch ale, medium bodied at best I'd say. Good carbonation

O - Tasty, drinkable, really only two dimensional with smokey malts and scotch flavors, a very good 2 dimensions but i would have like for this brew to be a bit heavier on the palet. Very good regardless

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,012 ratings.