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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,199 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,199
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 630
Gots: 1,525 | FT: 140
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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kustard

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.7%

12-10-2013 21:02:49 | More by kustard
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2013 18:36:41 | More by DersOne
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Kevinhcraig

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2013 18:33:45 | More by Kevinhcraig
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
A clear and very dark reddish brown. Almost no head happens when it pours with a little bit of lacing left.

Smell:
Strong alcohol and bourbon smell with vanilla. Vanilla and caramel pretty much dominate the nose.

Taste:
Vanilla and a bit of oak but the oak is very faint. The beer also has a little bit of alcohol underneath the vanilla and dominates the aftertaste. A bit of malt is also there but overpowered by the vanilla.

Mouthfeel:
Lightly carbonated and a somewhat thick texture with a a silky feel.

Overall:
Pretty good occasional beer and indulgent.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 15:27:47 | More by HattedClassic
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this one stashed in the fridge from last year. I poured it and it has a black color body with just a small head. The aroma is very strong bourbon. The taste has a strong bourbon presence with a nice maltyness to it. The mouthfeel is very smooth and the bourbon lingers on the tongue. Overall this is a damm good beer and i wish i had some to age.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 03:17:59 | More by chefhatt
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Pookie

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2013 02:30:17 | More by Pookie
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2013 02:17:36 | More by xk6m6m5x
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CreightonSM

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2013 02:12:54 | More by CreightonSM
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-10-2013 01:31:15 | More by bigpoppa67
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mj81

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-10-2013 01:27:44 | More by mj81
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very dark red, almost looks black with a small white head.

The smell is sweet malts, cola and whiskey.

The taste is sweet with some whiskey flavors. It taste a bit like a watered down whiskey and coke pretty disappointing.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.

Was very disappointed with this after looking at the reviews. I hope it was a bad bottle and the other three are better. The watered down whiskey and coke flavor is lingering.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:50:20 | More by Dave1999
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jacobbocce72

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2013 00:46:54 | More by jacobbocce72
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Alex5

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-10-2013 00:19:15 | More by Alex5
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AGust82

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-09-2013 23:19:00 | More by AGust82
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Black_ox

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-09-2013 21:27:50 | More by Black_ox
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tpgraham

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2013 20:38:52 | More by tpgraham
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Bigirishdrinker

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-09-2013 18:17:06 | More by Bigirishdrinker
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-09-2013 16:16:07 | More by Lebzilla
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JaxBen_20J

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2013 15:08:26 | More by JaxBen_20J
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SchuStar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-09-2013 14:42:41 | More by SchuStar
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -30.7%

12-09-2013 13:55:00 | More by jaswilson2
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DarrenStory

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-09-2013 05:42:59 | More by DarrenStory
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zdeck37

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-09-2013 03:37:58 | More by zdeck37
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2013 03:02:53 | More by RuckusDu
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freehafe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2013 02:12:33 | More by freehafe
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,199 ratings.