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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,331
Reviews: 1,711
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 240
Gots: 1,217 | 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:
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: 6,331 | Reviews: 1,711
Photo of MikeKSmith
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of masonstorm
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Recie
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First experience with this one. Enjoyable

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

Photo of Chris_Gannon
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Looks and feels like a brown ale. Nothing too crazy in this one. Will enjoy a couple more times i'm sure.

Photo of ERMAHGERD
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dandp88
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopmashian
3.15/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, ruby red. Poured into a sam adams glass it produces a small head that doesn't last.Smell and taste are similarly thick and sweet. Taste is complex with bitterness prevailing over a sweet dark sherry. Mouth is heavy, almost syrupy. I won't try this again as it is too thick for me.

Photo of askewme
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanflc
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickcal
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigdb
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Malone47
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snilsen13
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I've been drinking this for over a decade. It's my go-to Scotch ale. It's rich in smell, complicated in flavor and a wee heavy. My only fault with it is the mouthfeel, which is a bit sticky. It's sufficiently boozy that this doesn't matter much.

Photo of MikeyLegend
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 10oz snifter. Pours a dark mahogany with minimal head and lacing. Smell is lightly hopped, heavy malt, and yeast. Taste is heavy at first from the malt. Finish is relatively smooth and refreshing.

Photo of tekstr1der
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deep mahogany pour with thin, clingy white head. Aromas of fruit, yeast, and bread with some wine-like quality. Flavors are many - prune, toast, cooked sugar. So smooth and malty. This is just great.

Photo of matt23j
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jgeddis
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,331 ratings.