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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,124
Reviews: 1,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 216
Gots: 1,019 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single finger head on a brown and light amber cloudy body. Lots of lacing.Not much head retention. Aroma is a mix of caramel, cocoa, dark fruit and booze. Flavor is more of the same, with caramel and cocoa initially and a nice musty dark fruit finish. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Very flavorful scotch ale. One of my least favorite genres but this one is actually pretty good.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of TheFlern
3.12/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark copper. White head that dissipates quickly leaving a think layer, no lacing.

Smell: Malt bomb. Caramel comes through the most as well as some fruits like pear.

Taste: Somewhat follows the nose. Taste is a little more burnt and as a result bitter. Pear comes through more than the caramel.

Mouthfeel: Not the most drinkable beer on the planet. Good carbonation.

Overall: Why drink this when you could drink Backwoods Bastard? In fact, why bother brewing this unless you are going to barrel age it?

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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served to me in a 16 oz glass- very dark brown in color with a head of about an inch; retains a small amount of foam with a little lacing. Smells strongly of dark malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. Tastes very much like dark malt with chocolate and maybe a little nip of hops but its very subtle. I'm unfamiliar with this style so it's hard to say what it should taste like but this is a very enjoyable and drinkable beer. The mouthfeel is great- good carbonation and full bodied.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Jef59
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,124 ratings.