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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard

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4,727 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4727
Reviews: 1403
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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kevanb

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Founders' snifter.

It pours a really nice burgundy color, nice deep brown hues with subtle reds. A bone colored head rises about a finger high but recedes immediately, even with an agressive pour leaving a thin layer of film along the edges and top of the beer. Really amazing nose, lots of thick oak bourbon notes, strong toffees, molasses and caramel aromas come out too with a fine amount of malt, but the bourbon, wood and toffee scents are very dominent. The flavors are superb, rich toffee and bourbon flavors burst forward, a hint of vanilla and molasses make their way but it has a nice subtle grain finish characteristic of the Scottish Ale base. It’s really rich and creamy in the mouth, barely any noticeable carbonation, exceptionally smooth a bit of alcohol burn at the back end.

Verdict: A massive improvement over dirty bastard and one of the better bourbon treated Scottish Ales on the market. Nice complexity, good balance and great barrel character while remaining very quaffable. An excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:51:43 | More by kevanb
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,727 ratings.