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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,295 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,295
Reviews: 1,426
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 658
Gots: 1,548 | 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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ressling

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-28-2013 04:07:28 | More by ressling
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owend

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-27-2013 20:20:28 | More by owend
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12 oz bottled on 10/05/2012. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark red color with hints of brown. No head whatsoever save for a very thin collar that settles around the edges of the glass. Lots of sediment in the glass is visible when held up to the light.

Smell: Dark fruit, toffee, sweet bourbon, vanilla, maple.

Taste: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oak, hint of chocolate, dried raisins and dates.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Gentle alcohol warmth in the chest after the finish.

Overall: Best scotch ale/wee heavy I've had to date. If you're a fan of the style, or bourbon barrel aged beers, it's definitely worth seeking out.

02-27-2013 06:23:04 | More by Jonada
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-27-2013 03:16:38 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Dat

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-26-2013 06:01:44 | More by Dat
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-26-2013 04:27:13 | More by sacrelicio
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-26-2013 03:06:57 | More by bigbeerfan
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banglin

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Poured a very small head. The head that did form is nice white. Dark amber in color and cloudy

S: Fruity aroma, with banana notes. Can smell some of the alcohol in this high alcohol beer.

T: Very good taste, again with banana notes.

M: Despite the small amount of head, the carbonation is spot on in the mouth. Smooth. After a few swallows my chest begins to burn.

O: Overall a good beer with an excellent flavor.

02-26-2013 01:49:25 | More by banglin
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kirkfrailey

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-25-2013 18:55:59 | More by kirkfrailey
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ebin

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-25-2013 16:17:39 | More by ebin
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JackOGreen

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-25-2013 07:12:04 | More by JackOGreen
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ufmj

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-25-2013 04:06:35 | More by ufmj
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LSUPT

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-25-2013 01:27:50 | More by LSUPT
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duff247

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-25-2013 01:02:46 | More by duff247
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imperiallibations

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-24-2013 23:05:12 | More by imperiallibations
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

02-24-2013 22:40:29 | More by speedvagen
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-24-2013 21:34:44 | More by Agentveba
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

02-24-2013 12:29:49 | More by VALIS666
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BlakeAM

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-24-2013 08:18:10 | More by BlakeAM
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detroithopluv

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-24-2013 04:21:24 | More by detroithopluv
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +10.4%

Pours a deep hazy amber brownish with about a 1/8th of a finger of head.... so not much.

Smell is oak, bourbon, butterscotch, toffee

taste is caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch with a slight and I mean slight hop bite near the end.

mouthfeel is medium full and coating with a light carbonation....

Well I would say this one flys under the radar compared to other founders barrel beers... But after this year I do not know that I can say that anymore!

A great beer, barrels take the already world class scotch ale to the next level!

02-24-2013 03:49:21 | More by nickapalooza86
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Twig2848

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-24-2013 02:10:19 | More by Twig2848
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montag30

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-24-2013 01:34:37 | More by montag30
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MADPolo

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-23-2013 14:05:01 | More by MADPolo
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-23-2013 13:39:50 | More by ldhughes3
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,295 ratings.