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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,128 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,128
Reviews: 1,499
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 738
Gots: 1,950 | FT: 181
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

atrocity, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

I gave it an aggressive pour from an ice cold bottle into a glass. It had a 2 finger head with no viable carbonation.

This was just brewed in October so its nice and fresh because its a seasonal beer. I smell freshness and it smells like a tall glass of Jack Daniels the oak punches ya right in the nose.

The mouth feel is a little tart and somewhat thick.

It has a knockout punch of aged oak barrels, I love Jack so its a big win for me.

Overall I like this beer, its my first time having this from Founders and its well worth it, the oak and only slightly bitter make it a win for me. It has a 10.2% ABV so sip it slow but this one has a way of creeping up on ya, good job Founders.

bleedsblu, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

hopley, Apr 17, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 10/3/13, poured into a snifter. Thanks to Nick for throwing this in as an extra.

A: Dark amber coming out of the bottle, but nearly black in the glass. Light khaki lacing.

S: Oak, dark fruits, caramel, and booze; light vanilla; lots of barrel and alcohol.

T: Bourbon-soaked butterscotch; sweet and malty; slight bitterness from the hops; oaky and vanilla sweetness on the aftertaste.

M: Smooth and oily; coats the palate nicely.

O: Not much of a wee heavy fan, and I didn't enjoy this beer the first time I had it. But after having it on tap and again in the bottle, it's really grown on me. Smell is fantastic, and taste and mouthfeel work together for a great drinking experience.

blankenhoney, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,128 ratings.