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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,324
Reviews: 1,711
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 239
Gots: 1,213 | FT: 24
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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
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Ratings: 6,324 | Reviews: 1,711
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4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint.

A: Pours really dark amber with a two-finger beige head, which looks nice and frothy. Retention and lacing are good. Looks nice.

S: Smell is earthy, peaty, caramel-y, malty, bready, and slightly hoppy.

T: There's a lot going on here...gotta sort out the flavors. This is a really malt-forward beer. The hops are slightly apparent and seem to act a balance to the various other flavors going on. Taste is immediate deep-roasted grain and caramel taste. The palate is also greeted with a tiny bit of dark fruit, peat, leather, musty earth, and a little bit of hops. The finish is slightly better, kind of like an unsweetened black tea.

M: Slightly thicker than medium, but not too heavy (pardon the pun...) The alcohol taste is pretty much non-existent, making it way too damn easy to drink for 8.5%.

O: Pretty complex and true to the style. I was expecting a bit more of a hop bomb, but thankfully that's far from the truth. Pretty good all around, in my opinion. Would definitely buy again.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is big on sweet caramel and toffee with a slight peat aroma in the background. Can definitely tell this is the backbone for Backwoods.

T: The taste is similar to the nose with nice flavors of caramel malt and slight toffee with a peat and slightly hoppy finish. Interesting that there is a decent hop presence on the finish I've never detected in Backwoods.

M: Feel is slightly creamy and medium bodied...a bit too bubbly on the finish for me.

O: I can definitely tell the greatness of Backwoods is right here. This is a few notches below that beer but still pretty tasty.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep amber slight brownish color with a finger worth of head that dissipates. There is some sediment floating around in the beer. Light lacing.

A - Very nice aromas of dark fruits like raisin and prune. Very malty. A slight hint of alcohol. Slight hints of caramel, toffee and chocolate. Very sweet and malty.

T - The aroma seems to carry over into the taste. Sweet malty beer with flavors of toffee, dark fruits, and a little warming finish from the alcohol.

M - Medium body. A little syrupy. Flavor duration is moderate.

O - Nice Scotch Ale. I will drink again.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark copper red, one finger lacing that subsides but lingers. Smells to me like booze and caramel malts. Hops/boozeishness are kind of up front. I'm getting a biting sensation. That goes along with a nice boozieness that lingers on the tongue and down the throat. Not the abrasive kind of boozieness, the kind that settles you into your chair/current place in which your ass is residing. After a couple of drinks of significantly higher ABV, it's nothing, but I know from many previous tastings that it's a nice feeling. Mouthfeel is a little bit too tingly but it comes out nicely. Also, a little too watery for my taste, oddly enough. It feels like there's an ingredient missing. Still a great beer.

This is my go-to beer for every I-want-to-get-enjoyably-drunk-but-I-don't-want-to-spend=$20-on-a-4-pack beer day. So props for making a great beer, Founders!

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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