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:
#5,716
Reviews:
1,993
Ratings:
7,828
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
344
Gots:
2,342
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 7,828 |  Reviews: 1,993
Photo of Bitterbill
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought at Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins. Bottled October 18th 2018.

Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head of foam, nice lacing.

Smells of burnt brown sugar, caramel malt, toffee.

The taste is burnt brown sugar which gives it some bitterness, caramel malt brings the sweetness, toffee, maybe some vanilla, kind of toasty.

Fairly light bodied with lightish carbonation, finish is decidedly burnt and bitter.

Not much alcohol interference, still a sipper that I enjoy.

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Photo of Boba_Booey
2.62/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mtrigney
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of insouciantx
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Pours a dark ruby hue, somewhat pinkish thick head, good lacing and retention. Tiny floaters are present.

Aroma is very floral and herbal, all quite pleasant. Notes of cherries, prunes, dark fruit, some butterscotch, caramel, toffee, roasted malts, and smoke.

Much like the aroma. However upfront is the smoke and roasted malts, along with the bitter hops. Feels creamy smooth.

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Photo of Vivs85
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceddd99
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RemDog517
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hanglow
3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark ruby with pinkish tinged head. Clear beer with vast amounts of swirling chunks.

Apple aroma, touch of toffee and caramel.

Taste adds burnt, bitter sugar, . Full body, well carbed, alcohol present.

The acrid bitterness is amiss, unfortunately.

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Photo of JACruz
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -steve-
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label has bottled on date as '06.05.18'.
Deep amber colored body, with ruby red highlights when back lit. One finger off white head sticks around as creamy cap. Leaves behind a scattered pattern of lacing spots.
Aroma of roasted malts and caramel/toffee. Whiffs of dark fruit, smoke, peat, and hops.
Taste is sweet caramel and toffee malt, with the additions of smoke, prune, peat. Has some floral hops floating in the background. No bitterness, no char.
Fuller mouth feel, with good carbonation.
Yummy beer for in front of the fireplace, but it is sweet. Good enjoyment in the mouth, and brings up images of wind swept Scottish islands.

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Photo of TwoTrees
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidEgo
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulFC
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber color. Smell is butterscotch. Taste is malt, hops, butterscotch, brown sugar, and plum. Slight chocolate taste.

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Photo of Zach_is_dead
2.57/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It had a really creamy feel to it which doesn't appeal to me. The after taste didn't settle well with my taste buds.

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Photo of leiguar
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chopp02
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TDougher
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Buglover83
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer! Mix it with Breakfast Stout for "Dirty Oats" and you will be amazed! Soooo good! This beer is dark, has a chocolate and coffee flavor, high percent, tastes great! Only possible problem is it is a filling beer but with the high percent you don't need to drink much!

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Photo of SteamPilot
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,828 ratings