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:
#3,016
Reviews:
1,972
Ratings:
7,736
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 7,736 |  Reviews: 1,972
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

Photo of SpaceBeagle
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MGoeltz
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Catena724
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fine example of a strong Scottish Ale.
A bit too strong in taste and potency for my tastes.
But.
as my fine grandpap would say.. 'this will put hair on your chest'.. or 'make a man outta you'..
not exactly encouraging to a girl.
Would drink another as a guest, or if one is hiding in the back of fridge.

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Photo of RT-Kris
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of s4s
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottyB515
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lost_sailor
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tzinto
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darcola
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good and complex beer.

Appears dark ruby with very little head and lacing.

Smells like raisins and dark fruit, such as plums with strong malts at the front

Tastes like the nose but stronger. Finishes with a caramel and fig aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is big with heat from the alcohol, but smooth to drink another.

Overall very good, but could use more taste from whiskey or smoke.

Pairs well with strong cheese or good steak.

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

Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,736 ratings