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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,279 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,279
Reviews: 1,425
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 656
Gots: 1,544 | FT: 143
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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KRG

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2014 03:16:33 | More by KRG
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2014 01:18:22 | More by Iparedman
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-10-2014 23:09:38 | More by booga73
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-10-2014 21:04:15 | More by eball33
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AmishLightning

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

Appearance: A dark reddish brown with a little bit of head. I am guessing the high alcohol and aging have a tendency to eliminate any head that may form.

Smell: Lots of bourbon with the more darker caramel malts mixed in. The bourbon has a overpowering trait.

Taste: There is a lot of vanilla and oak in the taste. I don't feel like it is the traditional bourbon aged beer. The malts seem to be better balanced with the bourbon than others that I've had. I would still like to see more of the malts making an appearance other than just adding sweetness to the taste profile.

Mouthfeel: Thick and lightly carbonated, as the norm.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but I feel like the hype kind of ruined the experience for me. I wouldn't say this is a standout in its style, but it is a bit more unique than others because of the emphasis of the vanilla taste.

08-10-2014 19:22:55 | More by AmishLightning
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Texas

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,279 ratings.