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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,187
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 628
Gots: 1,525 | 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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RichD

Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Newport Storm snifter.

A: Pours a dark auburn with about a finger of a light tan head. Leaves some lacing on the glass throughout.

S: Smells of sweet bourbon and that may be it. I think I may even smell the alcohol. Nothing too overpowering though.

T: Smooth bourbon is the prominent flavor in this. Founders seems to do a superb job when it comes to barrel aging their beers. I've had the Dirty Bastard and the taste is very different from this. It's delicious for what it is though.

M: Medium mouthfeel and of course there's some warming at the end of each sip.

Overall: This is a great barrel aged brew from Founders and I know why this is highly sought after. I'm glad my local store still has cases upon cases of this because that means that they're basically aging it for me. The boozy taste has mellowed out over the last few months and I cannot imagine aging this more than a few months regardless of what it says. Either way this is delicious and I will definitely keep buying when I run out of what I have.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 02:42:36 | More by RichD
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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