Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 7 varieties of malt (varies over the years).
50 IBU

Added by Mitchster on 01-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,827
Reviews:
1,983
Ratings:
7,786
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
341
Gots:
2,318
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,786 |  Reviews: 1,983
Photo of RonHK
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1st Founders beer I tasted some years back while on fly fishing trip to Michigan. Tried 6 pack after very hot humid day on the Au Sable and it hit the spot. Try Scottish ales when I see them but have not found one better. Will keep looking. Scottish spey casters visiting the Golden Gate Angling Club were overjoyed to find they could get it in the bay area to take back to Scotland where it has a following.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lwillitz
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - generous head of khaki over a body of deep red/brown; nice web of lace

S - brown sugar, dark fruits

T - caramel and brown sugar, dark fruits, touch of earthy bitterness, hint of peat, semi-dry finish

M - light/medium carbonation, smooth and chewy medium body

O - a very nice Scotch ale

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Photo of GuitChick
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours caramel brown with little head straight from fridge. This feels like a beer that would shine better at a warmer temperature. Very boozy from the start but as it warmed, flavors of peat and dates come through. At the finish the glass definitely smells of scotch whiskey and oak. Not sure if it's growing on me or if the high ABV is kicking in! Another interesting brew from one of my favorite brewers.

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Photo of spongebob2
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgdavis
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paoloboston
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nulver
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish brown with a khaki head, excellent lacing.
Nose is toffee, caramel and brown sugar. Taste matches the nose with just a hint of alcohol. It's been awhile since I've had one, forgot good it is. Now I need to dig out a Backwoods Bastard.

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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle, poured into Stone snifter.
A: Dark mahogany, opaque, an initial tanned head made a quick getaway, left a moderate amount lacing.
S: Cherry, caramel , toffee, molasses.
T: Followed the nose, made a good job of hiding the booze.
M: Not much in the way of carbonation, creamy texture, light body for the high abv.
O: Nice beer for the colder weather, Stone Arrogant Bastard on steroids.

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Photo of Rileford
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chiefz1
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZacharySmith4989
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damilton5
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snapp1422
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sumnerw
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Golfontap
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of desint
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CesarLopes
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 6/5/18 (72 days ago) poured into a thistle glass at fridge temp 8.5% ABV 50 IBU. The beer pours bright medium brown with ruby highlights. The head is light brown and quickly falls to a few bubbles. The aroma is strong with malt (burnt sugar, earth, toffee). The taste is semisweet caramel with an earthy, medium bitterness. There are hints of peat and alcohol that poke through as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and somewhat dry in the finish. Overall, very good. Certainly a first place for value. Recommended.

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Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,786 ratings