Friday, March 27, 2015

Founders Dirty Bastard Review

Name: Founders Dirty Bastard
Style: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 50

Today I have a beer that is considered to be one of the most widely known Scotch Ales in the craft beer marketplace. I'm talking about Dirty Bastard from Founders Brewing Company. Why is it called such? Who knows, maybe the brewer is a fan of Ol' Dirty Bastard? Or maybe they named it so Jon Snow can have a bottle for himself (I've been reading too much Game of Thrones as of late.)

Appearance - Dark & very hazy crimson red color with no visible carbonation to speak of. The head is thin and khaki-colored with some creamy retention. The lacing however is quite plentiful/sparse.

Aroma - Very strong peated scotch and caramel maltiness in the front of the nose. I'm also getting some roasted barley, & mild smokiness paired with light floral hoppiness. There is also maybe just a hint of chocolate in here too.

Taste - The peated scotch, caramel malts, smokiness, and roasted barley rush to the front of the palate with each flavor complementing one another. As for the rest of the flavor, it's made up of roasted barley, some strong bitter hoppiness and a light but lingering smokiness which makes up the aftertaste.

This is a beer that is worthy of its reputation and is an exemplary Scotch Ale. I'm not well versed as to how widely available this beer is but if you can get your hands on this, you'll be in for a treat!

Founders Dirty Bastard - 9/10

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