Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
#2,742
Reviews:
1,951
Ratings:
7,644
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
2,241
Trade:
20
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Photo of basaywhat
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Dark red brown with thick off white head and good lacing. Nice malt nose. Taste is sweet, malt, biscuit, dark sugar. Complex taste. Very good!

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Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice ruby with a solid head, nice looking ale

smell is malty and roasty. decent hops to this as well, a nice combo going on

tons of roasted malt mixed with sweetness and a solid bitterness. a nice big red ale

easy to drink and very flavorful. wouldn't be my go-to style of beer but it hits the spot on a cold winter night

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Photo of Themorg826
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look- Poured dark brown. Light head when poured that quickly dissipated

Smell- Plum and dates; sweet malts. No hops

Taste- Complex flavors- chocolate and dark berry taste- strong aftertaste of bread or biscuit. Touch of hop bitterness

Feel- Warm mouthfeel, thick feel on tongue. Pleasant alcohol taste

Overall- Fun and tasty beer

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Photo of battlecryawesome
3.11/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jet812
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarrettB
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

March 21st, 2015 - Sassily named like San Diego's foundational Stone beers, Founder's Dirty Bastard is a chewy, salty thing. With a black dark body and a deep, malty nose, it offers little hints at first about the flavor profile. But that flavor is lovely and dark, rich with veins of licorice and soy sauce. More impressive than these, though, is the balance between the body and flavor, which are brilliantly engineered to match.

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Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Popadeaux
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Element1290
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jim67
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap.
L: nice dark brown with minimal head.
S: malt immediately and intense.
T: easy to drink. Some booze at the end but not too much.
F: light on the pallet for a wee heavy, I would drink a few of these.

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

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lebriarjr
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jrosso
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Orange brown color,medium carbonation and bidy,maybe leaning just a bit towards being thin. Aroma is malt,roasted malt,roasted nuts, brown sugar/vanilla. Taste is pretty much the same,a little sweet but also has a bitter finish that lingers. Haven't had a scotch ale in a long time as it's not my favorite style but this was definitely worth trying and I'm glad I did

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Photo of quadmad
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Huffaroma
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of sashmont
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Vaulmas
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,644 ratings
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