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:
#3,055
Reviews:
1,974
Ratings:
7,755
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Joshevans
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the ole dirty bastard!

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Photo of Kilconey
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wildbill0351
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the second year I've had this beer. This year it was much more smoky than last. Very similar to Oskar Blues Old Chub. Still a solid and tasty brew.

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

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

Photo of Spaten454
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to this one. Pours a brown color that turns almost mahogany in the light, with a good two finger off white head that slipped away pretty steadily. Some pretty good lacing is left behind, and a fingernail or two of a ring is settled on the top. Smells of some deep wood and smoke, lots of malty goodness though not as strong of an aroma as anticipated. Taste follows with a strong smoky and malty flavor, a bit of raisins and caramel come through and a hop undertone that keeps things balanced and well in check. Zero burn, finishes very dry and the lingering taste of a barrel stick with ya. Haven't tried Backwoods Bastard yet but this could only get better with some bourbon in the mix.

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

Excellent variety Scotch Ale. Heavy chocolate, finishing in smoke with palatable hops rounding it off.

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fisherbray
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerfam205
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ICTguy21
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of husky20
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrown456
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Wildbillpb
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tim12321
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MEEK6382
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of xJMFCx
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nsarafolean
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Scotch style ale! Really incredible aroma and a great look when gently poured into a glass. Decent lacing. Taste is earthy, smoky, and reminiscent of aged wood. Surprisingly hoppy. Feel is a little abrasive, but overall good. Well worth a try, as it's widely available in many areas of the Midwest.

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Photo of Captain69
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

GREAT HEAD - AND TASTES THAT STAYS TO THE FINISH -

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Photo of jripley97
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | 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 7,755 ratings