Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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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 +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Pours a dark red almost brown color with a creamy off white head, excellent retention and lacing. Smell is nice, some roasted malt and caramel notes. Slight earthy notes. Taste is good, slightly alcoholic flavor, roasted bitterness, and slight earthy characteristic notes. Wonderful, creamy smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation and medium body. Overall, a very good beer, good example of the style. I would recommend giving it a try if you can find it.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, dannyfrost!

(Aged for 1 year)

Dark but clear brown and dark amber with a thin light brown head. Doesn't leave much stick down the glass.

Wonderful aroma: caramel and toffee, tobacco, some simple dark fruits, and accompanying chocolate. My favorite aspect of this beer. Complete, rich, and sweet. A perfect dessert aroma.

The flavor follows the aroma, though doesn't seem quite as complex. Sweet malts, a touch of citrus and a little bit of chocolate, and big notes of caramel, toffee, and tobacco combine nicely.

Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation.

Very, very good.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stuck inside during the Frankenstorm. Thought I would have a few of my heavier beers during the storm.

I poured this beer into a larger tulip glass... almost like a chalice/tulip hybrid. The foam was really minimal. The body is brownish/red.

Off the top I get a bunch of scotch presence. This is a very hot smelling beer. I'm not surprised to read that this is 8.5%. I also get a little fruitiness.

The body is full and rich. There is a lot to this beer. I like the scotch presence in this sipper style of beer.

This is a very good example of a scotch ale. My hats off to this beer by Founders.

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Scottish Ale has a dark caramel appearance. A strong scent of malts and toffee. Dirty Bastard is both thick and creamy with Toffee and caramel tastes. Overall a great beer that is full bodied and warming. It stays with you and you should try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light brown with a slight red tint. One-finger head and tons of minuscule bubbles.
S: Sweet, caramel, malt, a hint of figs.
T: Figs for days, along with roasted malt and caramel. A hint of hops on the finish.
M: Medium-bodied but a bit too thick.
O: Nice overall, a touch sweeter than I like.

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