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
Ranking:
#3,147
Reviews:
1,978
Ratings:
7,772
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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338
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Ratings: 7,772 |  Reviews: 1,978
Photo of Dkloubec
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to this one. Pours a brown color that turns almost mahogany in the light, with a good two finger off white head that slipped away pretty steadily. Some pretty good lacing is left behind, and a fingernail or two of a ring is settled on the top. Smells of some deep wood and smoke, lots of malty goodness though not as strong of an aroma as anticipated. Taste follows with a strong smoky and malty flavor, a bit of raisins and caramel come through and a hop undertone that keeps things balanced and well in check. Zero burn, finishes very dry and the lingering taste of a barrel stick with ya. Haven't tried Backwoods Bastard yet but this could only get better with some bourbon in the mix.

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Photo of Platypusklr
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent variety Scotch Ale. Heavy chocolate, finishing in smoke with palatable hops rounding it off.

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fisherbray
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerfam205
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ICTguy21
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of husky20
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrown456
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Wildbillpb
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tim12321
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MEEK6382
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of xJMFCx
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nsarafolean
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Scotch style ale! Really incredible aroma and a great look when gently poured into a glass. Decent lacing. Taste is earthy, smoky, and reminiscent of aged wood. Surprisingly hoppy. Feel is a little abrasive, but overall good. Well worth a try, as it's widely available in many areas of the Midwest.

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Photo of Captain69
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

GREAT HEAD - AND TASTES THAT STAYS TO THE FINISH -

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Photo of jripley97
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGoodStout
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtimmerman84
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Crimson-RV
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours an opaque black smells of bourbon molasses and a bit of smoke. substancial roasted malt tastewith a burnt and dry finish. the driness remains for quite some time, mouth feel is very carbonated i haven't had many beers of this style but it is the second best behind backwoods bastard that i have had and the finish is its strongest point

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Photo of Giangio
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice, smooth scotch ale. Nice dark brown color with small amount of tan head that fades. Minimal lingering lacing. Smells faintly of scotch and raisin. Tastes of raisin, plum, scotch, caramel and malt. Mild alcohol taste throughout, quite well hidden. Smooth, mild mouthfeel with no bitter aftertaste. Maybe a tad sweet but still great when paired with dinner.

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Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,772 ratings