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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,198 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,198
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 630
Gots: 1,525 | FT: 140
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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Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Date on bottle is 9/28/12. Side note - Let this one warm up its taste come out the warmer it gets and adds significantly to it.

A - Pours out a a dark dark mahogany brown that looks clear when held up to the light. Produced a half finger yellowish head that died off relatively fast leaving only tiniest of bubbles on the sides of the glass. Not much lacing but leaves nice legs on the walls of the glass.

S - Wow lots of bourbon on the first sniff. It also has a sweet smell, some alcohol to go with the bourbon, vanilla, oak, lots of malty caramel and toffee undertones.

T - Lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, plenty of peat, with alcohol heat in the background and a lingering bourbon flavor on the palate plus a little funkiness. Can you say sipper please. This really coats the palate with a bourbon then the heat comes in. Not a small beer by any means with a lot of complexity.

M - This is a medium bodied beer that leaves sticky residue on your lips and coats your mouth thoroughly. Carbonated really well for a beer this big which helps keep the flavors moving. Not dry at all. Slick would be a good word for this one.

O - This is one big sipper that demands your attention and is not for the faint of hearted. It definitely comes with extreme flavor and a hell of a kick. Simply amazing. I tried one when it was fresh and this slightly aged one has more pronounced bourbon notes. A must try for bourbon barrel aged beer lover. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 02:36:35 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,198 ratings.