Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
BA SCORE
86%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 7,542 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:
#2,582
Reviews:
1,930
Ratings:
7,542
Liked:
6,483
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
10.67%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
2,180
Trade:
20
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,542 |  Reviews: 1,930
Photo of muchos
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
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 -2.2%
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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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jldoyle89
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tstromer
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMarcy78
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beersplosion
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdclark81
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep brown/reddish color with a nice head that dissipated but with decent lacing. Smells like a stronger beer, and for some reason I'm picking up fruit on the nose. Nice strong taste with a bit of hop bite in the back.

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Photo of sethcroisant
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a brownish-leaning amber. For a malty beer, this has a sizeable head with pretty persistent lacing.

S: Oh man...smells mostly like spent grains, which is incredible.

F: Nice and dense with balanced carbonation.

T: Caramel malt is immediately prevalent and dominant. A surprising amount of hops joins shortly after and continues to endure throughout. Even with all the malt, this is shockingly balanced.

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Photo of Beerbubby
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hoppy ... strong beer ... sweet taste balanced nicely with hops

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Photo of ThatGuy85
1.91/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Worst scotch ale I have ever had. This is a sickly sweet, disgusting beer. It reeks of burnt molasses and spoiled fruit. The taste is rich and overpowering, coating your mouth in an unsavory and unpleasant manor. I nearly spit this out the moment it hit my tongue.

Scotch ales are delightful and smooth. This beer is as delightful as baby vomit and as smooth as a train wreck.

A dreadful, embarrassing, abomination of a "beer".

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Photo of willcull78
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

And interesting scotch ale. It had an interesting aroma when opened. It seemed to have a hint of licorice, at least to me anyways; and that was not a bad thing. It had a deep dark-red stout like color when poured, a dirty bastard color. It looked and tasted like a cross between an ale and a stout, or an ale-stout hybrid if you will; which I liked. It certainly was flavorful and left a pleasing after taste. I will certainly wanting more of this one.

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Photo of bigbutter
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of mmellow12
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of awffles
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franderosa
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Pours a murky dark brown color with a short ring of tan head, no lacing.
Aroma - Slightly smokey, molasses, leather, damp soil, tobacco.
Taste - Very rich, dry bitter chocolate flavors up front, sweet raisin and prune towards the middle, loads of toasted bread and caramel make up the majority of the body. There's a hint of smoke but it only shows up towards the end. The finish is bittersweet and has a lingering roasted flavor that lasts until the next sip.
Feel - Getting close to full bodied, not quite creamy but still very smooth, carbonation is relatively low.

Overall - A well made and delicious ale.

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Photo of MyLastNameIsStout
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mdaniel723
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I might not be a fan of the style, too much smoke, not enough malt for me

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

Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86% out of 100 with 7,542 ratings
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