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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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96
world-class

5,114 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,114
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 622
Gots: 1,511 | FT: 139
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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Florida9

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this beer several times, but apparently I've never reviewed it. Oh, well...

A: Dark, dark chestnut brown, but still fairly translucent when held up to the light. Forms a moderate off-white colored head that fades to a big-bubbled ring around the edge. Leaves some minimal lacing.

S: Caramel malts, toffee, molasses, and burnt sugar. Restrained bourbon barrel aroma, with notes of oak and vanilla.

T: Starts off creamy smooth. Caramel malt, sweet toffee, oak, vanilla, candied pecans and brown sugar. Then there are the bourbon notes, with a mild bit of alcohol.

M: Medium to heavy bodied, but exceptionally smooth and velvety in the mouth. Lower carbonation. Mild, slightly tannic, bitterness. A bit of alcohol warms up the palate.

O: Well, the fact I've had this beer before, but have never bothered to review it is a testament to its quality. It is a very good beer; a big beer, but one that is not at all overdone: well balanced with the brewer showing some restraint on the bourbon barrel aging.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 02:31:13 | More by Florida9
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,114 ratings.