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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,631 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,631
Reviews: 1,577
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 800
Gots: 2,250 | FT: 209
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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 01-30-2007

Scotch Ale aged in bourbon barrels.
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark, cloudy, ruby red with quickly disappearing creamy head.
S - Stings the nostrils with bourbon, cherries and oak
T - First sip is a shock, be prepared. As you settle into this one, it gives a nice warm feeling. You can taste the alcohol, which is the reason I gave it a lower ranking.
M - Dry, and numb
O- This is definitely a sit back and sip beer. Strong Scottish ale with a distinct big flavor.

No lie, I grew a full beard instantly while drinking this beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby red, slight purple, or dark brown depending on how the light hits it, an off white creamy head that's about half a finger that dies dow quickly. Slight to almost no carbonation and the smell is of caramel, oak, toasted almonds, vanilla and warm bread(where are those 50 IBUs?). Taste is caramel and oak up front followed light berries and a vanilla sugar finish and finally that delayed hop coating. The mouthful is huge, slightly lighter than a stout, on par with a barley wine. The alcohol to me is very minimal in this one especially for the 10% ABV, the only time present to me was in delayed drinks when I could feel my tongue soaking it in. Well balanced, great example of the style.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Brilliant mahogany, 1/2 finger full almond head, spotty lacing.

Aroma - Sweet bourbon, banana bread, vanilla.

Taste - Follows the nose, with a drying woody factor replacing the banana bread. It's nutty, malty, and hides the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation.

Overall - Fairly complex, delicious, rich, malty, sweet with flavors mixing well.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,631 ratings.