Founders Dirty Bastard

Strong Dark Ale
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8-10 °C
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Despite its name, Founders Dirty Bastard is really, really nice. Scotch ales--of which the Dirty Bastard is one--can tend to be rather sweet and cloying, yet this one manages to somehow make its complex sweetness still rather drinkable. Flavours of toasted coconut, caramel, milk chocolate, smoke and peat are nicely balanced by a solid lingering bitterness. Its rich mouthfeel has a nice delicate carbonation that cleanses the palate and makes this amber-coloured Scotch Ale one of the best!

Brewing multi-award-winning beers from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA--our beer sommelier's home state!--Founders Brewing has been pushing the limits of flavour and leading the American craft beer scene since 1997.

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Originally brewing middle-of-the-road beers for a wide and not-terribly-engaged audience, Founders realised that they’d have to change if they wanted to survive. They started making bold and complex beers instead, launching themselves to craft beer fame.

From coffee-infused Breakfast Stout, bourbon barrel-aged Backwoods Bastard and a 15% barleywine called Bolt Cutter, you can’t accuse Founders of being dull. As well as brews that push the boundaries, their lower abv. range is a more accessible introduction and includes the excellent All Day IPA.


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Deep and dark
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Perfection: Smokey and chocolatey, with a sweet backlash that balances out the bitter. This is how I remembered Fraoch tasting
too nice
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this is too nice and dangerously easy to drink for a strong dark ale, its stunningly good
really good
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strong dark ale, with a sweet caramel background and slight bitterness
no subtlety here
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wow this is a strong ale, it packs a punch, a kick and wollop of flavour and boozie taste
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