Founders Dirty Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Dirty BastardFounders Dirty Bastard
7,560 Ratings
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a solid half inch beige head that leaves no lacing.

Aroma is smoky, peaty caramel malt, with hints of raisins and plums. Huge malt complexity, with brown sugar and vanilla adding intrigue.

Toasted bread forms the backbone of the flavor profile, with raisins, dates, figs, and plums adding complexity. There's a substantial smoky, peaty character that becomes evident, but not obtrusive, in the finish. There's a bit of dryness/bitterness to counter the malt sweetness.

Body is moderate, with moderate to low carbonation, and substantial alcohol warmth.

Overall, lots of malt complexity, not overly smoky or peaty. Good, albeit higher in alcohol, example of the style.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hadn't had a chance to try this beer but I love Founders and I love Scotch Ales so I figured this was going to be a good fit...

I was initially intrigued by the dark color in the glass. It almost looked more like a porter than a Scotch Ale.

The taste was a delicious bready, malty sweetness with a fairly substantial alcohol kick on the back end. To be honest, I am going to have to taste this one again and compare it to some of my other favorite Scotch Ales but my initial impressions are that this is a great offering by Founders.

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Founders Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,560 ratings
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