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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,188
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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A: Pours a muddy brown color with just a hint of red to it. Thin sandy colored head simmers down quickly, leaving just a thin layer above the beer.

S: The bourbon definitely jumps out at you right away. Toasted coconut, vanilla, burnt caramel, brown sugar, spicy oak and just a bit of marshmallow. Smells pretty great.

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Serving type: bottle

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12oz bottle 2013 release poured into a snifter glass.

A: Dark brown body with a khaki brown head

S: Smells strongly of bourbon could be a bit more complex.

T: Taste of bourbon and vanilla upfront along with some darker fruits.

M: Slight alcohol burn but nothing off putting by any means. Mouthfeel is a bit light for a beer of this caliber.

O: Real decent scotch ale. Not the best barrel aged beer I've had but it is defiantly one that I will pick up year after year.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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