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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,270 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,270
Reviews: 1,425
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 653
Gots: 1,542 | 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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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-05-2013 22:29:24 | More by roostor07
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-05-2013 22:16:51 | More by PieOhMy
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keenan41

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-05-2013 20:57:59 | More by keenan41
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LordBowler

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-05-2013 02:23:06 | More by LordBowler
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-04-2013 17:04:35 | More by Prospero
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arcook11

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-04-2013 07:02:47 | More by arcook11
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mendonza

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

03-04-2013 05:03:02 | More by mendonza
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-04-2013 00:33:11 | More by nzerbe
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Dagger541

Indiana

4.84/5  rDev +11.8%

This beer was first tried by a friend and I on a chilly Sunday afternoon in-between two music event that we were attending. It was an excellent choice all around. It has and great color and smell and was served in a sniffer glass. It is a sipping beer that will warm you right up. If you think of a scotch ale aged in a bourbon barrel you will have an idea about what this beer tastes like. If you enjoy their Dirty Bastard and you are a fan of whiskey this is a great beer.

03-03-2013 16:08:30 | More by Dagger541
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freemanj

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2013 04:30:02 | More by freemanj
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-03-2013 03:06:52 | More by ShawneeIrish
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

2.39/5  rDev -44.8%

A-Deep ruby read with a bubbly head. Poor retention and little to no lacing at all.

S-Srong, potent scotch whisky and vanilla

T-Followed the nose, mostly. Some banana was in there as well

MF-Too carbonated and crisp, I was expecting something smoother

O-I did not enjoy this beer at all. It might be because I dislike liquor and it strongly resembled a scotch whisky. I guess this kind of beer is not my style, and now I definitely know so.

03-03-2013 02:53:59 | More by Jacurdy60
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PStriedl

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-02-2013 21:07:43 | More by PStriedl
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Skramer

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-02-2013 20:44:54 | More by Skramer
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-02-2013 17:28:42 | More by yankhawk
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-02-2013 06:09:19 | More by JISurfer
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-01-2013 23:56:24 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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drrone

Utah

4.83/5  rDev +11.5%

Poured from a bottle on 3/1/13. Bottle Dated 10/13/11.

A - Gorgeous hazy dark amber/brown color. Very little head and minimal lacing. It had some floating particles in it.

S - Wonderful nose to it. Bourbon, vanilla, and I think caramel/butterscotch. It makes my mouth water. Fantastic.

T - The taste is amazing. It follows the nose very well with an explosion of bourbon, vanilla, caramel/butterscotch, with an oak and malt finish. Nice balanced booziness to it.

M - Smooth, very easy to drink.

O - I love this beer. I only wish I could have found more of it. Founders did a wonderful job.

03-01-2013 21:52:05 | More by drrone
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-01-2013 15:02:53 | More by MarkFy
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%

Pour from the bottle

Beautiful ruby mahogany with thin off white head with tiny bubbles.

Nose is massive, full of scotch, boubon and molasses.

Taste is dominated by the bourbon, but not overly boozy. Nice amount of sweetness, with some brown sugar flavors mixed in. Subtle smokiness.

Feel is full and robust, mouth watering.

Great scotch ale. Perhaps one of the best. Nice blend of flavor without the overwhelming alcohol flavor.

03-01-2013 01:08:25 | More by dheacck11
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HugeBulge

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2013 20:58:44 | More by HugeBulge
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-28-2013 17:06:10 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +15.5%

02-28-2013 17:01:04 | More by Ristaccia
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2013 12:48:31 | More by huskermike12
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pauldave1976

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

02-28-2013 12:29:50 | More by pauldave1976
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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