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:
#5,852
Reviews:
1,999
Ratings:
7,847
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
344
Gots:
2,353
Trade:
20
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,847 |  Reviews: 1,999
Photo of JimboBrews54
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbu0126
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
2.25/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Vidblain
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of av8rnid
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cris4545
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsippel
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greener
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jeffgosia6
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Couldn't decide if I wanted a cold seltzer to quench my thirst or a glass of scotch...I reached for one of these that had been sitting in the back of my fridge for well over a year. Great beer. Packed full of flavor.

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Photo of npolachek
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent beer / dark ruby color with a strong malt taste coupled with bitterness. It’s definately a decent beer, but I prefer many of the other offering from Foudners more like KBS, and Breakfast Stout.

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

Pours a dark brown with thin tan head that quickly reduces to a solid rim of lacing. Sweet, porter-like aromas of malt, chocolate, caramel, cherry. Caramel especially shines through in the flavor, accompanied by a substantial sweetness. It's mildly earthy, smoky, and peaty. There's a moderate amount of alcohol flavor coming through. The sweetness is pretty well balanced by a fairly heavy dose of bitterness that lingers long into the aftertaste. Smooth and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of RonHK
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1st Founders beer I tasted some years back while on fly fishing trip to Michigan. Tried 6 pack after very hot humid day on the Au Sable and it hit the spot. Try Scottish ales when I see them but have not found one better. Will keep looking. Scottish spey casters visiting the Golden Gate Angling Club were overjoyed to find they could get it in the bay area to take back to Scotland where it has a following.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwkash
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - generous head of khaki over a body of deep red/brown; nice web of lace

S - brown sugar, dark fruits

T - caramel and brown sugar, dark fruits, touch of earthy bitterness, hint of peat, semi-dry finish

M - light/medium carbonation, smooth and chewy medium body

O - a very nice Scotch ale

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Photo of GuitChick
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours caramel brown with little head straight from fridge. This feels like a beer that would shine better at a warmer temperature. Very boozy from the start but as it warmed, flavors of peat and dates come through. At the finish the glass definitely smells of scotch whiskey and oak. Not sure if it's growing on me or if the high ABV is kicking in! Another interesting brew from one of my favorite brewers.

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Photo of spongebob2
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Paoloboston
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nulver
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish brown with a khaki head, excellent lacing.
Nose is toffee, caramel and brown sugar. Taste matches the nose with just a hint of alcohol. It's been awhile since I've had one, forgot good it is. Now I need to dig out a Backwoods Bastard.

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Photo of jonb5
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle, poured into Stone snifter.
A: Dark mahogany, opaque, an initial tanned head made a quick getaway, left a moderate amount lacing.
S: Cherry, caramel , toffee, molasses.
T: Followed the nose, made a good job of hiding the booze.
M: Not much in the way of carbonation, creamy texture, light body for the high abv.
O: Nice beer for the colder weather, Stone Arrogant Bastard on steroids.

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Photo of Rileford
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,847 ratings