Founders 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
Ratings:
7,532
Reviews:
1,928
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
2,169
For Trade:
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Photo of Beach-Cruiser
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _nickg_
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan of the style but this is one of the better American Wee Heavy's I have had.

Pours deep dark brown with a thick tan head.

Smells of molasses, hints of fruit and cracked malt.

Sweet up front with a dry burnt caramel flavor and a bitter smokey/Peet finish.

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Photo of The_Beergery
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from its stubby bottle, it appears a clear dark brown topped off with tan froth. The aromas are of boozy dried fruits and caramel, and the taste that follows is coffee, chocolates, roasted malt and smoke. Overall, taste is sweet with very little bitter and a medium bodied mouthfeel.

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Photo of Chaoszen
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like a good scotch ale. And this one is not bad. Somebody posted how horrible it was. I find it to my taste and I like a beer with 8.5% alcohol. I'm not going to try and be a beer expert here. I just know what I like and what I don't. I don't want to recommend it because the less you buy the more for me.

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Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zylod
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farmerjohn251
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: very dark ruby
S: malty, not much alcohol in the nose. Notes of chocolate.
T: excellent. notes of peat smoke come through on the tail end, with a strong, Immediate coffee - and -chocolate flavor at first.
F: smooth. Very smooth.

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Photo of Trevor_martin
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muchos
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.
Canned on 5/8/17. Enjoyed 8/8/17.
L. Super dark brown with a big frothy tan head which lasts and laces the glass.
S. Dark brown sugar, molasses, nutty, slightly smoky, brown bread, clean wood. Smells dang good.
T. Sweet dark bread like zucchini bread, molasses, rich roasted malt, slight smoke and wood, toffee, a bit of bitter chocolate, finishes with grassy bitterness. Nice.
F. Leaning toward a full body, subdued carbonation, sticky resinous finish with just a little bit of drying, not boozy at all.
O. I've passed over this so many times, but boy am I glad I finally grabbed some Dirty Bastards. I am pretty sure this will be in my fridge most days from now on, especially during the cooler months, especially especially at like 20 bucks incl. tax per 12 pack. Well done Founders! Cheers ! ! !

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Photo of dripa8
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice scotch ale but this is not my favorite style. A lot on the cocoa powder, some floral hops, hints of smoke and some notes of figs and dates. Nice smooth body.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jldoyle89
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tstromer
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMarcy78
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddieeight
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersplosion
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdclark81
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep brown/reddish color with a nice head that dissipated but with decent lacing. Smells like a stronger beer, and for some reason I'm picking up fruit on the nose. Nice strong taste with a bit of hop bite in the back.

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Photo of sethcroisant
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbubby
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hoppy ... strong beer ... sweet taste balanced nicely with hops

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Photo of ThatGuy85
1.91/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Worst scotch ale I have ever had. This is a sickly sweet, disgusting beer. It reeks of burnt molasses and spoiled fruit. The taste is rich and overpowering, coating your mouth in an unsavory and unpleasant manor. I nearly spit this out the moment it hit my tongue.

Scotch ales are delightful and smooth. This beer is as delightful as baby vomit and as smooth as a train wreck.

A dreadful, embarrassing, abomination of a "beer".

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Photo of willcull78
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

And interesting scotch ale. It had an interesting aroma when opened. It seemed to have a hint of licorice, at least to me anyways; and that was not a bad thing. It had a deep dark-red stout like color when poured, a dirty bastard color. It looked and tasted like a cross between an ale and a stout, or an ale-stout hybrid if you will; which I liked. It certainly was flavorful and left a pleasing after taste. I will certainly wanting more of this one.

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Photo of bigbutter
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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