Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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4.05/5
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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:
#2,944
Reviews:
1,969
Ratings:
7,722
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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338
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Ratings: 7,722 |  Reviews: 1,969
Photo of jvillefan
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jadpsu
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown Mahogany with an impressive 2 full finger sticky head, great retention and sticky side glass lace.
AROMA: Strong molasses, caramel, raisin, prune. Maybe some chocolate licorice.
TASTE: Burnt malts, sweet molasses. Complex but too sweet for my liking.
This beer has a lot going on but that complexity, while interesting, does not end with a refreshing ale.

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Photo of ConnorMobs
3.22/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonkeyLord
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eammon1920
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of no1cubsfan2016
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my go-to's

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Photo of Justincredble
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body, decent lacing at the begining, didn't persist throughout the session though.

Strong caramel notes on the nose. Complex.

Flavor somewhat subdued compared to the aroma. Yes, caramelly, but strong, biting hop bitterness is also competing for presence.

Overall this beer is all aroma, and no flavor. Smells great, complex and inviting. The hop bitterness and flavor are WAY too high. It detracts from the caramel notes.

Not a bad beer, definitely worth searching out. Could use some fine tuning though--or let it age at least 12 months to let the hops drop out before trying it. My bottle was just under 6 months old according to the bottle date.

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Photo of CoasterGuy
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeLoynes
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tp1962
4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the first craft beers I ever had. Awesome taste and feel.
Reasonably priced and a beer that I always have on in stock!

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Photo of Spike
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml can.
L: Dark brown, lots of suspended sediment, thin head disappears quickly but leaves lacing.
S: Rich, sweet & malty.
T&F: Follows the nose. Wood, malt, treacle, hints of whisky barrel, smooth, soft, lightly drying, warming alcohol in the finish.
O: Excellent winter warmer. Almost hides the alcohol. Way too drinkable for 8.5% ABV...! Super smooth.

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Photo of ABabbidge
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, lets a little light through. Good 2 finger head. Smells sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate. Tastes very sweet as well, without being cloying. It has the same caramel/chocolate notes as the nose, but finishes with some more fruity flavors, like plum or raisins. Moderate body with a slightly dry bitterness in the finish. Excellent beer that would make a great dessert.

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Photo of RockySasquatch
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nunitn
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Well done..

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Photo of stevoj
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Dark, ruddy brown, small spotty head. Big earthy, peaty aroma. Taste is malty, peat, chocolate, roast grains,. Lingering bitterness. Nice body too, velvety, rolls over the tongue.

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

Photo of Kurtncall
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyRhoades
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outsider
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoloMo
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My go-to movie beer. A great Scotch ale with caramel notes and dark fruit. Definitely sweet and malty. Boozy in a good way but not to much of alcohol burn.

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Photo of Nobel96
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fading2black
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,722 ratings