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:
7,490
Reviews:
1,913
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
2,151
For Trade:
20
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Ratings: 7,490 |  Reviews: 1,913
Photo of dubnation
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jacobdunne
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The feel is incredible! Delicious!

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Photo of Chipotle
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmd88
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of dddyyy1223
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BMorgan3
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good Scotch ale. The color is exactly the deep reddish brown that you'd expect it from a proper Scotch Ale. The smell is smooth and malty. The flavor is excellent with the rich malts dominating. The hops are in nigh unnoticeable as they should be. Great ale.

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Photo of dd53grif
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eaglegrafix
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaashhh
4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CMC73
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark ruby red gold color with light tan cap.

Aroma led by the scent of wild black cherry. I kid you not, that's what first lept out of the glass. Followed by roasted, coffeeish malt, Dark chocolate and a sense of dryness.

Taste is Belgian Quadlike, big, strong, bold and rich. On entry the roasted malt is primary with chocolaty coffee and dark tree fruit (cherry) trailing not far behind. Each time I raise the glass I'm greeted with the cherry/fruit scent first but don't actually taste those as strongly until the aftertaste where they linger.

Texture is full, chewy, creamy and denser than Army coffee.

This is big rather than complex with strength of character rather than finesse. The 8.5% alcohol is well hidden and not disclosed in either scent or taste. I don't know where the 50 IBUs went, I didn't see 'em, perhaps a slight tingle in the aftertaste but I wouldn't bet on it. For such a big flavor as this one carries hops are window dressing anyway. There are enough in there to balance things out. This is the culinary equivalent of a big hunk of meat hot off the grill.

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Photo of mpmsu2003
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emeyer
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Baumer
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: dark brown with a lot of creamy head and lacing.

S: smells boozy and chocolatey with hints of caramel and a fair amount of malt. also black cherry and darker fruits.

T: fantastic taste. creamy with a little bit of hops. lots of dark fruit and definitely leaves some scotch on the breath. very balanced and pleasant to the taste. I picked this up without any tips of hints at its quality; a VERY solid find. I would buy this again and will recommend to my stout loving friends.

F: medium bodied, bitter up front, but only for a second. pretty complex but very well balanced. medium paced finish and leaves the feel of liquor in your mouth.

O: fantastic beer overall. Highly recommend to anybody that enjoys dark beers that mingle the craft with scotch and the like. This beer is great when it is cold and I'd say it would be perfect for family get togethers in the dead of winter.

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Photo of moundbz
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DocTombz
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anthony-s
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Complex flavors. Small head. Dark color. Not smiley. Nice malty beverage. To me it has that Belgian Quad taste that some Scotch Ales don't have. One I would definitely drink again

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Photo of WaveDragon
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,490 ratings.
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