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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard

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4,765 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4765
Reviews: 1404
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Scotch Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 01-30-2007)
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BetterDarker

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into snifter

A: Deep reddish brown, very thin off white head which quickly dissipated.

S: Right up front, the aroma is inviting. Clearly bourbon, but not overpowering at all. Hints of vanilla, some hops. So far so great, looks and smells fantastic!

T: I was surprised in my initial taste. I immediately thought of Nemesis, which is odd as BB is classified as a Scotch Ale aged in bourbon and Nemesis is a wheatwine. Not surprisingly, I think BB is a great tasting brew. Vanilla, bourbon, oak with no alcohol taste. Very tasty and quite smooth.

M: Smooth and creamy, on the thick side.

D: Dangerous. While the complex flavors and aroma beg to be savored, it's so damn tasty and smooth it goes down rather quickly. Could drink a four pack of this easily, except I can't afford that, both in the wallet and gut.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 15:01:32 | More by BetterDarker
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,765 ratings.