Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a small bottle into a tulip. Paired with some roasted cashew nuts.
The color is dark cola and it delivers a nice 1-inch beige head that lingers quite long. Smell is very pleasing, caramel-driven. Good body and carbonation, the high ABV can barely be felt. Crispy aftertaste courtesy of the well balanced hoppiness. The dominant flavor I found was that of prunes, intermixed with caramel malt and some light roasted notes. Very enjoyable. I wish I had more bottles in my fridge!

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

Poured into a tulip glass - ...
A - beautiful cocoa-black brown with a quarter inch frothy head. Blood red linings when held up to the light
S - wonderful smokey sweet smell - very hard to pinpoint a descriptor. Almost like baker's dark chocolate.
T - I get Caramel and maple syrup from the malts, slight hop bitterness that leaves your tongue tingling on the finish. Very well balanced with a pronounced caramel hop. Slightly alcoholic on the aftertaste as well but its masked well with the hops.
M - smooth and the hoppy, medium to heavy bodied. Its a moderately attenuated beer at 8.5%, which does hit you before you finish the beer. The caramel malts lace your mouth and lips for a luxurious drinking experience.

Wee heavys are one of my favorite styles and I think Founders really did a good job with this one!

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 7,470 ratings.
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