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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,176
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 628
Gots: 1,523 | FT: 141
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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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

120z bottle dated 10/13/2011 poured into GL snifter.
Ruby red elixir, thin tan head dissipates; minimal lacing.
Wow, nice amalgamation of oak, malt, spice, caramel and subtle but pervasive booze.
Complex mixture of sugar cane, bourbon, malty biscuit with velvet mouthfeel and low carbonation.
This is a special brew and one that can convert the uninitiated.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 03:42:37 | More by CaptCleveland
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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