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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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soughtbygod

California

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours a dark muddy brown that is very cloudy and thick with an off white two finger head.

The smell is boozy, bitter chocolate, oak, and vanilla

The taste is awesome, so awesome its like barrel aged tootsie rolls i totally get chocolate, rum, even cherries

mouthfeel is smooth, warm high in alcohol

overall a very good beer will be looking for more of this

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 04:12:41 | More by soughtbygod
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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
96 out of 100 based on 5,191 ratings.