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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,301 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,301
Reviews: 1,426
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 662
Gots: 1,550 | 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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West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-12-2013 12:53:09 | More by HopFace
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lpayette

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-12-2013 02:25:16 | More by lpayette
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LVbeernoob

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-11-2013 22:48:09 | More by LVbeernoob
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deanhead

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-11-2013 15:57:12 | More by deanhead
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-11-2013 02:11:56 | More by Atomicskis5
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-11-2013 01:38:10 | More by DanGeo
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-11-2013 00:58:00 | More by ManMoosePig
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-10-2013 05:05:33 | More by JMurphy41
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-09-2013 19:56:18 | More by Kayaker
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-09-2013 15:58:12 | More by FreshZ
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-09-2013 12:53:25 | More by Retail1LO
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-09-2013 01:43:14 | More by RayOhioFelton
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-08-2013 05:43:41 | More by arlingtonjoe
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vobr0002

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-07-2013 05:39:20 | More by vobr0002
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MCain04

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%

12 oz bottle poured into a FFF Teku

A: Deep red/amber color. Light tan head of 1 finger which dissipates quicky, some lacing.

S: Bourbon is present but not too forward. Some sweet malts are present.

T: Tastes like what it is: a scotch ale aged in barrels with bourbon. Barrel character really shines through and saves it from being Dirty Bastard + bourbon. Vanilla and oak are nice, with a smoothness from the barrel. Bourbon again not heavy but present on the back end. Not too much heat.

M: Smooth, light-to-medium body, moderate-medium carbonation, thin but not bad.

O: A good beer, certainly complemented by the barrel-aging, and very drinkable. Not sure it's worth the trouble to get, but enjoyed. Good, maybe excellent, but not world class.

04-07-2013 02:14:04 | More by MCain04
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BrianScottK

New York

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

It was about a month ago I tried this, so I can't be too explicit, but it certainly left an impression. Caramel and toffee flavors without "unnecessary" over-sweetness of similar brews of this ilk. Smooth and creamy with a nice, tan head.

I definitely want to try this one again.

04-07-2013 01:32:04 | More by BrianScottK
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-06-2013 04:49:05 | More by 1424IpA
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srgj88

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Saviorself

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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rsenters29

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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kevanb

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

12oz bottle poured into a Founders' snifter.

It pours a really nice burgundy color, nice deep brown hues with subtle reds. A bone colored head rises about a finger high but recedes immediately, even with an agressive pour leaving a thin layer of film along the edges and top of the beer. Really amazing nose, lots of thick oak bourbon notes, strong toffees, molasses and caramel aromas come out too with a fine amount of malt, but the bourbon, wood and toffee scents are very dominent. The flavors are superb, rich toffee and bourbon flavors burst forward, a hint of vanilla and molasses make their way but it has a nice subtle grain finish characteristic of the Scottish Ale base. It’s really rich and creamy in the mouth, barely any noticeable carbonation, exceptionally smooth a bit of alcohol burn at the back end.

Verdict: A massive improvement over dirty bastard and one of the better bourbon treated Scottish Ales on the market. Nice complexity, good balance and great barrel character while remaining very quaffable. An excellent beer.

04-05-2013 02:51:43 | More by kevanb
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mjw1200

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-05-2013 01:50:19 | More by mjw1200
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,301 ratings.