Does anyone know the malts in Founder's Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale? To be honest, I don't like it and I'd like to know why. It is a little strong (8.5%), and that could be part of it, but it has almost a bourbon/liquor taste. What is that?
Founders website refers to "smoke and peat" tastes in their beer, so they're using some smoked and roasted malts with those flavor profiles. It states that they're using seven different types of malt on this beer. They could also be aging the beer in whiskey barrels (all the rage) as well, but unknown and unmentioned on their website.
there is absolutely no detectable hop flavor, and that just ain't right.
I believe this is probably what you don't like, I would say you should stay a away from all wee heavies. Dirty Bastard is 50 IBU, which is higher than the style guidlines for a wee heavy, but who cares I love it.