Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep copper with a creamy tan head that dissipated quickly. Its very dense looking and hazy.

S-Caramel, sweet alcohol aroma, with a touch of almond.

T-Rich, hoppy with a nice malt backbone. There is also a touch of caramel.

M-Thick and slightly carbonated.

D-Very drinkable, even though its 8.3% alcohol one could drink a couple in one sitting with no problem.

Overall I enjoyed this beer and would drink it again. I would highly recommend any beer from Founders.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the "dirty bastard" logo on the 12oz bottle. Popped the cap off and...

Appearance - Poured into a 12oz beer glass, about a 1 finger tan colored head, dissipated to a tan cap in less than a minute. Beer has a thick, hazy reddish brown appearance, looks very nice. Sips leave some traces of lacing.

Smell - When first opening the bottle, I got molasses, raisin bread, and a little booze. Once in the glass it is more of the same, a little heavier on the raisin bread now.

Taste - I love this! Starts with molasses and raisins, sweet malts, then raisin bread..that's been dipped in malted bourbon..then the hops begin to assert themselves, and the sweetness dissipates and dries to a wonderful hopped bitterness with semisweet malt undertones which warms with oaked bourbon..nice! The remaining tastes after the sip are bitter hops on the back of the tongue, with traces of semi-sweet malt and molasses, and a wonderful bourbon warmth, not overly boozy at all. These flavors are bold and balanced, and beg the next sip...

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy during the sip, then a slight carbonation tingle, finishing in a slightly dry hop bitterness. This progression happens with every sip.

Overall - This has been one of my go-to beers recently (especially in the colder months), while I typically gravitate to IPA's and bolder Hefeweizens in the warmer ones. I really enjoy this beer alot, very satisfying for those who like the flavor of dark fruits, molasses and malts, and still some hop gratification at the end of the sip - really a great, complex beer with a wonderful progression of flavors and nuances in every sip. I definitely recommend this beer. At 8.5% ABV it may not be very sessionable, but 2 of these is a really nice way to end an evening.

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Picked up a growler at the brewery over the KBS weekend. Pours a very dark red with a good amount of foam on each pour. The taste is of very dark malt with a hint of scotch to it. Its pretty smooth and easy to drink for 8.3%. I'd be lying though if I didn't say I was expecting a bit more from this. I'm sure I won't be able to walk straight after finishing this growler though.

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Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,723 ratings