Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,028
Reviews: 1,643
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 208
Gots: 933 | 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:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-03-2003)
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4/5  rDev -1%

IMO, a solid 4-star beer. I like Backwoods Bastard more, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with DB.

Very drinkable, smooth, delicious and reliable. One of Founders' best "everyday" beers. Scotch ales aren't my favorite, but such good ones as this never disappoint.

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

Purchased at Total WIne, Tampa. A fantastic store, btw, but hard to find stuff and the staff is useless, anywho...

A: Mahog

A: Cocoa, dark/dried fruit

F: Sherry, bourbon, black cherry, cough syrup, blackcurrant, fig, with a lingering chocolate mousse flavor and the end that really makes the beer something special (and palatable). The first impression of the beer is a tart cherry flavor, then the bitter alcohol/sherry/dark fruits flavors, and finishing with the sweet, almost milky sweet nitro cocoa end. Really interesting. Each sip takes my palate on a journey to and back from hell.

M: Amazing mouthfeel; mild carbonation, very smooth.

O: I guess these scotch ales all have that rough alcohol taste in the middle, which I'm not too fond of, but the other flavors seem to remedy that better than most of the style. Overall, really interesting beer. Not one I'd drink regularly, but definitely a great late-night/dessert beer, if there is such a thing. Wait, what am I saying, of course that's a thing.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

A: ruby red with a 1/2" yellow head.
S: sweet and subtle malty aromas.
T: smooth malt & alcohol. Lighter then expected.
M: sticky with a decent amount of carbonation.
O: a really well made scotch ale. Not as rich or smooth as backwoods, & harsher, but still a quality Wee Heavy.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,028 ratings.