Founders Dirty Bastard

Style
Strong Dark Ale
Country
America
Brewery
ABV
8.5%
Bottle Size
355ml
Serving Temp
8-10 °C
8.5%
355ml
America
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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.

Brewery Info

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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a bit too much
60%
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this is a bit too much for me, starts off nice, bold with a rich flavour but it quickly becomes a chore to finish
Rotten
20%
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Quite unpleasant , deffo not my thing
so rich
80%
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such a rich dark ale, flavours of caramel chocolate and coconut all melt in the mouth, very tasty
Deep and dark
100%
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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
100%
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this is too nice and dangerously easy to drink for a strong dark ale, its stunningly good
really good
100%
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strong dark ale, with a sweet caramel background and slight bitterness
no subtlety here
100%
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wow this is a strong ale, it packs a punch, a kick and wollop of flavour and boozie taste
An OK Beer
80%
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Not quite meeting the top founders standard, still an OK beer, but given the choice of the founders family, i wouldn't choose this one.
Not bad
80%
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a sledgehammer of flavour comes with this beer I am sure. Lovely all round maybe too nice though especially at this abv
take or leave
60%
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Can take of leave this, nice but not that great, there are certainly nicer darker ales out there, it seems overly sweet and caramely to me
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