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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,430 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,430
Reviews: 1,526
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 767
Gots: 2,100 | FT: 191
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I would surely consider myself a beer nut and this is the "Holy Grail" of beers that I have had. Great from first taste to finish. The body of this beer is heavy with a sweet after taste. Vanilla and Caramel taste all throughout. Perfect head from a tap pour. I have had other scotch or whiskey ales and they don't come close to the taste of this beer. I am really surprised to see very little reviews on beer.

This is a definate sipper and not a liter mug guzzler.

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Pours a deep dark ruby-brown. Nearly black. Half finger of head.

Smells divine. Oak, bourbon, cherries, caramel, vanilla, bit of coconut. Such a beautiful smelling beer.

Taste is astonishing. Bourbon undertones with dark smokey malts. Background of vanilla and cherry. Toasty, roasty, smokey and just so good.

Medium body, goes down super smooth. Very slight burn but nothing bad. Nothing not great about this beer.

One of my favorite beers. Super delicious and satisfying.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,430 ratings.