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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,099 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,099
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 619
Gots: 1,510 | 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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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my Bell's pint glass.

A - dark, but translucent throughout. Probably the deepest brown you can get before you hit black. No head, harsh pour from the bottle.

S - lots of bourbon, sweet yield from the grains. Before I started to get really into micros, I drank my whiskeys neat. Mostly rye, some bourbon and Irish; I definitely detect the whiskey in this brew. The alcohol isn't too strong.

T - wow, lots of the sweet liquor you'd expect from a Scotch/Wee Heavy. I've had a lot of BWs where this taste pervades, and, even though I don't taste much behind the whiskey, there's a lot to be said about it. Maple, sugar, sweet, sweet, sweet.

M - good, no syrup to speak of, just the right amount of booze behind the sweetness to make it seem non-artificial. The carbonation might be a tad too much.

O - a decent beer. I'm excited to age my remaining bottles and do a vert in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 04:50:27 | More by JamesShoemaker
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,099 ratings.