I review four beers in the video below that haven’t been bastardized at all, they simply share a similar name including Founders Dirty Bastard, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Stone Brewing Company’s Double Bastard Ale and Arrogant Bastard Ale.
Bastard Review Notes
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale (8.3% ABV) – Dark roasty color, nose of creaminess and bitter. Lovely syrupy sticking to the tongue feel, delicious. Even though it brewed in Michigan, it is true to the Scottish characteristics of this ale.
Founders Backwoods Bastard (10.2% ABV)- Aged in a Bourbon barrel. While the Bourbon Barrel has wrapped her love around this beer, the nose has nits of a single malt scotch. The flavor goes from smokey to a mellow dark cherry. Finish of a pineapple upside cake.
Arrogant Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing Company (7.2% ABV). Grapefruit on the nos. Deep rich tan color. Soapy hops, light and refreshing. Between bitter and sweet. Clean finish.
Double Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing Company (abv 10.5%) – Cloudy amber color. Nice head, malt and bitter nose. Lots of fruit, very complex. Citrus meets caramel and pine with a touch of chocolate. Relaxing sipper, it feels like a liquid massage.