Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,464 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,464
Reviews: 1,538
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 773
Gots: 2,123 | FT: 193
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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2013 12oz bottle release poured on 08/03/14 into a snifter

Appearance is dark brown with a minimal khakis head. Seeing particulates that have appeared in the brew since enjoying on the release day.

Aroma is slight bourbon, vanilla, caramel with some oak, And... Something else. Maybe coconut... Just smells sweet but not dark fruit.

Taste is heavy Scotch and oak. This dwindles with warmth and air. Picking up faint vanilla on the back end. No hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth with harsh hot tones present fresh out of the beer fridge. The hot mellows with warmth. Slight to moderate body. Still a 4/5.

Overall a great beer. Compared to KBS, I would give 4 of this to 1 KBS. However, I feel this is a more complex beer. I am unsure as to how this directly compares with fresh vs aged (even though I've had both). Yet still great!

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,464 ratings.