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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,198 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,198
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 630
Gots: 1,525 | 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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mdcrouser

Missouri

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

Poured from the stubby bottle into a standard pint.

Deep mahogony, with slivers of red and orange when the light shines through. Just a bit of thin head at the pour, but hardly any retention, save the whispy ring around the top. Very little lacing to follow.

Great on the nose - hints of dark fruits, vanilla, burnt sugar, and a bit of alcohol are prevalent. It's kind of like barleywine-lite.

That's tasty, and not for the meek of mouth. Heavy dark fruits, lots of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and a touch of smokiness are the highlights, but somebody else could probably list another 20 flavors - it seems like one of those beers that everybody would find something different. The only negative is that the alcohol is apparent.

Good in the mouth - sweet and settles on the tongue with just a bit of spice to close.

Highly drinkable, if only for enjoying after a big dinner - great to warm the insides on a cold winter day.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 04:37:55 | More by mdcrouser
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,198 ratings.