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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,191 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,191
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 628
Gots: 1,526 | 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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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Rutager for a long time want.

Deep ruby red wityh a bit of brown, ring of eggshell head with little lace. Smell is a nice mix of bourbon, oak and caramel, vanilla with over ripe fruit and toffee, really well intergrated nose. Taste is malty with lots of oak and vanilla flavours, bourbon, caramel and toffee, mildly sweet, oaky finish, bourbon and fruit aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, medium full body. Great stuff here, really drinkable despie high ABV, something I will be searching out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 20:39:42 | More by peensteen
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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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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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