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:
7,511
Reviews:
1,921
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
2,154
For Trade:
20
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brurevu
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a dark copper amber with a slight dark khaki head. The nose was sweet and fruity with subtle roast undertones but mostly dark fruits. The first taste was an intense maltiness with sweetness and a roastiness at the same time that ended with a slight bitter hop profile. There was a sweet dark fruit and an almost chocolate and coffee aftertaste that lingered on my palate and was a tantalizing reminder of what was to come with each sip. This was a very rich and deeply layered scotch ale that was like sipping a nice after dinner aperitif. This creamy brew was a very satisfying and robust drinking experience and a very well done scotch ale.

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Photo of Jamstone714
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrs3994243
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simonh
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whyt4243
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of deakin
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vogey77
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.96/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2012 edition, 12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, deep, dark mahogany color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that almost immediately dissolved away into a just an extremely thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with tons of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by tons of brown sugar and toffee and dried stone fruit, such as raisins and prunes. Delicious aromas.

Taste: Delicious! Like the aroma, there is tons of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by tons of brown sugar and toffee-like sweetness, flavors of dried stone fruit, such as raisins and prunes, finished by some well balanced, slightly bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy and nicely effervescent, as there is some good carbonation. With an ABV of 8.5%, there is just a touch of a pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is a fantastic Scotch-style ale. Malty, sweet, a little fruity, earthy. As a 2012 vintage, this beer aged very well.

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Photo of Jordanpaterson08
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kogutmic
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeithE
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebraCakez
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was good, certainly not among my favorite offerings from Founders, though. Just too malty and way too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of car2052
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to goblet.

A: Deep red/ brown, hazy, with almost no head.
S: Sweet, toasted, bready malts. Banana, cherry, and almond.
T: Deep, toasty malts form the basis of the beer. Fruity flavors peek through, of banana and cherry, and add sweetness. Well-hidden hops add bitterness to the finish.
M: Full mouthfeel. Wine-like aftertaste.
O: Reminds me of the Ommegang Abbey Ale I had before. Nice flavor.

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Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mertzhb15
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jd_reb
4.94/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The darkest shade of red with a remarkable feel and texture. The taste was still the best.

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Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, dark brown/ruby beer with a beige head. Little lacing on the glass.

Nose: Caramel, raisin, dark syrup, brown sugar, whiskey and roasted malt.
Taste: Dark chocolate, brown sugar, coffee, dark bread and caramel.

Full body and medium carbonation - Great, tasty beer!

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,511 ratings.
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