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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dark cloudy amber, about a finger of head, which dissipates pretty fast but leaves nice lacing while it's there.

S - Sweet, almost fruity. Heavy on caramel and grape. Maybe peat, but that might be more pronounced in the taste than the smell.

T - Caramel and peat, great malts, fair amount of alcohol, really, but not in the negative way that usually connotes. Some cherry and/or grape.

M - Excellent. Heavy but not laboring, medium-low carbonation. The lower carbonation invites a good, healthy swig, but also makes it smooth and worthy of slow-sipping.

O - Wow, another hit from Founder's. They really know what they're doing and have done nothing but impress me.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from an awesome BA, poured into my Hill Farmstead tulip...

A: Dark brown/prune colored body with mahogany hues...minimal head.

S: Big sugary/sweeter malt notes; the backbone and body of this beer are the caramel and slight toffee notes, but underneath there are definitely notes of darker sticky fruits and smoked malt...peat as well.

T: Smooth, sugary malt with traces of toffee and caramel but not overly sweet; notes of woody smoke here too, earthy peat, and a touch of a vinous dark fruit in a faint suggestion of alcohol presence.

MF: Smooth and creamy, medium-to-full body with appropriate carbonation.

O: A really nice Scotch - the peat and smoke are pretty subtle, which I like. Also, not overly sweet or sugary.

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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says Bottled 03/07/13.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and bubbly patches of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a sheer ring behind on the glass.

S- Bold aroma of molasses, caramel and raisin. Somewhat musty with little alcohol fume noticed considering the ABV.

T- Roasted malt mingles with chocolaty sweetness as more molasses notes come through. There's also a hint of vanilla and even oak. Alcohol is very subdued making for a smooth drink.

M- Semi-creamy with a bit of snap from the medium carbonation. Has a robust body.

O- The first Founders I ever had and not a bad one to start with. Definitely one of the better Scotch ales I've tried.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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