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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,388 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,388
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 680
Gots: 1,565 | FT: 142
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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Photo of Guzzi
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Guzzi, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of mhksuccess
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from 12oz bottle into stone old guardian glass
at first very nice color and little head
it smells extremely sweet but
the taste is more of slight boozy with a back end of sweetness
very smooth and enjoyable to drink
made me wonder why i didnt buy more
it is very easy to drink
and has the characterisitics which you want to see in this style
what a great brew
would definite get more if had the opportunity

mhksuccess, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of csrbv
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a Maredsous Tulip Glass.

Appearance: rich red-brown hue with plenty of haze. Very little frothy tan foam with a bit of an amber cast. Quite good.

Smell: very sweet aroma, to the point of a malt molasses, perhaps. Along with that is a good woody aroma from the barrel, contributing vanilla and almond-like character. Very good, although massively sweet.

Taste: sweet malt, vanilla, alcohol, more sweetness, an oak woodiness, and finally a bit of bitterness at the end. The alcohol lends a bit of dark fruit character, cherry and plum. I like a lot of the flavors here. Good, but doesn't taste quite as good as it smells.

Mouthfeel: huge body, great carbonation, silky smooth creamy wonderful texture. The body on this thing is just massive, as the sweetness ought to indicate. Wonderful.

Overall: I know this is supposed to be a strong beer, but it is so smooth, quite a good beer!

Serving type: bottle

csrbv, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

RayUF07, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

iKasey, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

cbeer88, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jonnyb79, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

juanbon, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

celticfutblclub, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

rpbuckeye, Feb 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

CMui, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

wtkphoto, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Urbancaver, Feb 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -42.3%

birdsellam, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Beeranator, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ericj551, Feb 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

rjvanston, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

MaseFace, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Hopshopenstein for sending this my way. Dark, dark red color with a minimal head. The aroma on this was just great, vanilla, bourbon, sugar, wood. Great! The flavor was not nearly as good, sort of muddled. It had hints of the vanilla and bourbon but i really couldn't get a feel for the base beer beneath. If the flavor matched the aroma this would be top notch.

ArrogantB, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

LouDogg114, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Zuidman, Feb 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Donsmitty, Feb 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

fgilbert2, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of NHJORDAN
3.76/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Backwood Bastard almost has me imagining myself drinking this ale in the deep backwoods of the bayou. A part of me feels as though I'm rebelling against probation due to the strong alcohol content and potent bourbon taste.

This is a good thing my friends. The aroma, taste, and every other sensation surrounds my entire being while drinking this beer.

One cannot simply enjoy this beer unless he's reached manhood. This is indeed a mans beer.

NHJORDAN, Feb 09, 2013
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,388 ratings.