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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours deep, deep red with a dark beige cap. Good lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Caramel, melanoidins, some toffee, touch of earthy smoke character as well. Follows the same on the palate, but more of the earthy/smoke character comes forward. There is some light bitterness, and maybe a touch of booze on the palate that draws me off a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ bodied, low carb, aforementioned booze and bitterness taper off quick for a nice smooth finish.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass at room temp.

Clear Cola with a Khaki head that disappeared completely, leaving no lacing.

aroma: imagine pancake batter with vanilla, a few cherries, some brown sugar and a shot of Bourbon thrown in. Amazing.

Mouthfeel: glycerine smooth, good.

Taste:, brown sugar, bourbon, cocoa malt, a rich, a slow sipper.

This is a rich, heavy, sweet, tasty beer. Nice looking, great smelling, with a bourbon influenced feel. Not sure if this was aged in oak but it sure tastes like it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby brown with a one finger cream colored head. Dissipates to a substantial cap and sticky lacing.

S - Aroma of chocolate, mildly sweet, with a bit of wood mixed in. Possible black tea as well.

T - Sweet chocolate turning to a dark toffee, bite of bitterness on the swallow. Small amount of the tea shows through in the flavor.

M - Heavy body without being syrupy, quite smooth. Little carbonation.

O - Simple but very good. Usually I am looking for more depth from a beer, but the flavor profile on this one works extremely well with such few elements. You can feel the alcohol after a few sips as it numbs the back of your throat, but I never tasted it. Really well done. Certainly worth trying if you like the dark stuff.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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