I was familiarizing myself with some of our suppliers since I haven’t had too many craftier beers from away, and Founders had consistently good ratings online across all of their dark beers so I decided to go for it. I got one of those “make your own six pack” things and grabbed two each of Founders Dirty Bastard, Founders Porter, and Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet. I haven’t tried the porter yet, but the other two have been a good choice.
Dirty Bastard was a very good drink, probably a solid 8 out of 10 from me. It was certainly plenty easy going down for the 8.5% ABV it lists. Also well balanced between malts and hops. Not too sweet, not too bitter. I haven’t had too much luck with dark beers in the past, but I will definitely have Dirty Bastard on the list again if I ever want something dark in the future.
(I had been writing quick reviews of beers elsewhere, I ought to migrate some here. And work through my backlog.)