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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,767 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4767
Reviews: 1405
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%


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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into brandy snifter.

A - Radiant auburn body. Quite a bit of sediment, which is likely tasty bourbon sludge. A thin off-white head forms on the top.

S - Well, true to the style it smells like bourbon. Hints of vanilla, burnt sugar, and cherry also are present.

T - Right away, a luxurious oaky vanilla bourbon flavor rushes over the palate. Then comes a malty biscuit and cookie sweetness typical of Scottish ales, with black cherry and a hint of smoke. The finish is wonderfully boozy and comes full circle with a return to bourbon. Delightful.

M - Thick without being syrupy. The carbonation is just enough to lift up the heft of the booze.

O - Right up there with KBS. The barrel-aging process brings a new layer of depth Founders' heavy Scottish ale, which can be a tad on the sweet side. I find that at first this beer can have quite bite from the alcohol, but after 6 months to a year in the cellar it mellows out to be just about perfect.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,767 ratings.