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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,141 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,141
Reviews: 1,673
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 218
Gots: 1,032 | 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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Ratings: 6,141 | Reviews: 1,673 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Warming copper accent. Has the haziness of a melted ice cube melted in alcohol. Attractive light mocha head.
S: Very uplifting sweet nectar, floral, and honey. Great presentation of caramel, not overdone.
M: Has defining marks of alcohol warmth. Medium bodied and light adhesion in the feel.
T: This beer takes all the woodsy grain and squeezes all the fraoch herbalist to create a sharply bitter contrast to the sweet, caramel, malted rye. Really pleasing ethyl flavor.

Photo of smmoran_wm
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of changdulla
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nasty15108
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Henderbeer
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark ruby-brown with a very slight tan head and some nice lacing.
The aroma is fairly complex: cracker, sweet dough, fruit, and a hint of booze.
The taste is caramel and booze right up front with a lingering, sweet, dry and bitter finish. As it warms a bit, I get hints of tobacco, brown sugar and dark fruits.
Mouthfeel is medium and sticky.
A few of these could knock you flat. Seems spot on for a wee heavy.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours an incredibly dark ruby red. Forms a half finger of quickly dissipating tan head. No noticeable lacing on the walls of the glass.
S - Malts, smoke, slight caramel and vanilla notes.
T - Sweet sweet malts, caramel, smoke, tobacco, bourbon, vanilla and a bitterness at the end to balance the sweetness. Very long finish. Medium body.
O - A damned good brew for a cold day. Excellent and unique taste to this strong scotch ale.
V - Medium.

Photo of cjbeckman
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great smooth taste. Best example of this style I've had.

Photo of Antg8989
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown/caramel color with a small head. This is peat, malt and smoke. A beer that would go down a treat with a whiskey chaser. All the typical characteristics of a Scotch ale but ramped up to a bold finish.

Photo of demosixt
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nevbo
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drone
2.94/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, but I wasn't blown away.

Photo of ljc973
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KellenCampbell5
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJacob81
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KyBux
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gopens44
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrschaef
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaimS
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep amber in color, light lacing. toasted flavor

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,141 ratings.