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Founders Dirty Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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90
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5,658 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,658
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 192
Gots: 748 | FT: 22
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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Photo of Smittysguinness
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am a big fan of this beer.

It poured a deep red hue, with a thin off-white head that disappeared quickly, and I thought it'd last a little longer.

I smelled tons of sweetness, like molasses, with a little alcohol at the end.

Ahhh...the taste was wonderful. Sweet molasses right off, with dried (and thus sweet) fruit like currants or maybe raisins. Then, and I love this about Scottish Ales, came that smoky flavor. It reminds me of what the peat fires smell like in Ireland where my wife and I honeymooned. Or...uh...like scotch. Hmm....

Thick and creamy mouthfeel, like Rogue Dead Guy. I'd have to be in the mood to drink a bunch of these in a row, but I will make sure there are a few in my beer fridge at all times.

Smittysguinness, Nov 10, 2005
Photo of JohannBock
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured in a pint glass. One finger head that disappeared quickly leaving slight lacing on top. The beer itself was a beautiful dark ruby color and relatively opaque. Looked good.

S: Smelled very malty, with some caramel and nuts. Smelled like it would taste sweet.

T: Starts off very sweet. You get the malt at the beginning. But then it finishes dry and you get some bitterness that lingers. It seems likes it is a combo of hops and alcohol. A nice roller-coaster of flavors.

M: Very thick. Has a very smooth and heavy feel but it just adds to the complexity and fun of this beer.

O: Really fun beer. It seems like a great representation of this style. A great beer that I would go back to and be very happy. Be careful if you have more than one though because it may sneak up on you.

JohannBock, Jul 28, 2011
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Photo of ISmith87
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - 4.25 - Dark murky brown beer, with a finger of tan head that dissipates down to a thick film. Nice lacing
S - 4.25 - caramel, peat, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, whiskey
T - 4.25 - caramel, whiskey, chocolate, boozy, cream
M - 4.25 - has a nice creamy/whiskey/vanilla aftertaste, medium-heavy mouthfeel, alcohol present but appropriate
O - 4.25 - Great wee heavy. I'd love to compare it to Old Chub and see how they stand up next to each other.

ISmith87, Dec 23, 2013
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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,658 ratings.