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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,111
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 622
Gots: 1,511 | FT: 139
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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suncrust

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 09/23/11 poured to a snifter.

Appearance: Hickory reddish hue with shades of brown caramel. Not much activity. Light khaki head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Immediate dark chocolate, caramel, and sticky bourbon hit the nose. Present oaky notes and some brown sugar sweetness. Sort of a dark, musty cellar vibe with a bourbon character that is smooth and welcoming. Balanced.

Taste: Sweet, dark caramels dunked in bourbon. Goes down super smooth. A little toasted marshmallow with great woody oak textures. I can't believe how mellow and complimentary the bourbon is to the other flavors. Nice. For whatever reason, the finish is a bit metallic, like drinking from a stainless steel bottle. Some heat from the alcohol as it goes down.

Mouthfeel: Very chewy, full bodied feel. Drinkable and smooth. Not sure where that metallic aftertaste is coming from though.

Overall: Nice body, chewy, oaky caramel and light bourbons round this brew out. Has the aesthetic of an Old Ale brewed by a crazy warlock in a musty stone cellar deep below the earth. Great balance. I dig it… probably be great with some chili.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 03:58:59 | More by suncrust
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,111 ratings.