Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
BA SCORE
86%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 7,544 ratings
Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
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:
#2,594
Reviews:
1,930
Ratings:
7,544
Liked:
6,485
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
10.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
2,183
Trade:
20
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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of edrip222
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stratusjeans
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of brewnme
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jps715
2.51/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; bottled on 3/1/17.
A: Pours a clear, dark copper color, almost like black coffee, with a more than one inch, tan head. Good head retention and Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas of Irish whiskey and brown rum, cocoa/mocha and dark bread rind.
T: Sweet with flavors of molasses, unsweetened chocolate, and fig/raisin. Modest bitterness in nice balance revealing pleasant sweetness with a crisp finish
M: Medium to full bodied with strong carbonation. Creamy.
O: An excellent, uniquely American interpretation of a Scottish Ale. Toward a porter/stout and worth trying.

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Photo of rmarquardt17
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benr96
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beach-Cruiser
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _nickg_
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -5.2%
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 -5.4%
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 +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zylod
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farmerjohn251
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
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 +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muchos
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
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 -2.7%
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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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86% out of 100 with 7,544 ratings
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