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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,290 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,290
Reviews: 1,425
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 659
Gots: 1,547 | 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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Tuey13

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +12.7%

The 2012 edition poured into a snifter... this pours a dark, murky brown with ruby red highlights. Has a very light head that doesn't last very long, expected on a 10.2% ABV.... alcohol legs are definitely present on the glass as well. Looks beautiful!

Smell... wow... vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, rich malts, and of course oak and bourbon. Such a rich earthy smell accompanied by dark fruits.. so pleasant on the nose.

The taste is phenomenal... wonderful oak bourbon flavor... vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, sweet smokey malts... a bit of light coffee on the back. Wow!!

I have to say this is another amazing beer by Founders.... such a well balanced and well crafted beer that you can tell is made with care. I only wish this was year round... but it is worth the savoring when this comes out in the fall.

Try this.... you will love it.

Cheers all!!

01-24-2013 08:09:09 | More by Tuey13
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ichorNet

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +7.4%

Appearance: Deep brown amber with some suspended solids. Patterned lacing coming down in tiers. Excellent foam and solid retention

Scent: Wooden and phenolic with maple, vanilla, roasted malt and nuttiness (walnuts?) spicing it all up. Earthy, musty and sweet

Taste: Evocative of the beer’s name and style; the oak aging lends the vanilla aspect while scotch, toffee, caramel and peaty malt provide an alluring center

Mouthfeel: Smooth drinking with low-medium carbonation rounding out a full-bodied middle. Finish is divine and evolves subtly over time

Drinkability: I could drink more than one of these in a row, but it would hurt. That said, this is a sipper and should be treated as such

Overall: This is fantastic beer. I think it would be very difficult to seek this out and find it disappointing, honestly. Founders have taken a strong, malt-forward beer and made it even more relentless in its approach and that is something I find intense and uncompromising. Wholeheartedly recommended!

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2012/11/22/founders-backwoods-bastard/

01-24-2013 07:13:31 | More by ichorNet
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-24-2013 04:40:40 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-24-2013 03:45:33 | More by Hopsiam14
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KWMiles

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-24-2013 02:38:37 | More by KWMiles
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MFauver35

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-24-2013 00:30:25 | More by MFauver35
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-24-2013 00:04:41 | More by mattparsons
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-23-2013 21:31:11 | More by jcjerabek
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heffnate77

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-23-2013 20:48:43 | More by heffnate77
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jlove5

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-23-2013 18:34:14 | More by jlove5
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-23-2013 06:01:37 | More by rjacobs6
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440kk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-23-2013 03:33:13 | More by 440kk
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lKnoXl

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-23-2013 02:48:34 | More by lKnoXl
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Jae9979

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-23-2013 01:54:31 | More by Jae9979
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phishbone23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-22-2013 21:11:45 | More by phishbone23
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 20:33:12 | More by ncaudle
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 18:42:51 | More by cjoc83
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ejyoung

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 18:33:17 | More by ejyoung
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 13:44:29 | More by EvilAsh
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

This is one good looking Bastard. Pours out a deep ruby with a thick one finger light brown head that is slow to recede lacing the glass.

Barrel forward nose of coconut, vanilla, and wood with underlying scotch ale coming through with dark fruits and caramel.

The barrel is coming through with a little bit of bourbon flavor, vanilla, and coconut. It brings caramel and toffee sweetness and it sticky on the lips. Fruity flavors of cherry, figs, and dates. Slight heat in the throat.

Drinks smoothly with a medium body. Its got a soft carbonation.

01-22-2013 07:17:52 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 06:03:50 | More by Thedaver4220
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tlacott1

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 01:54:57 | More by tlacott1
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HALB

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 00:38:22 | More by HALB
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-21-2013 16:14:00 | More by leedorham
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-21-2013 11:40:38 | More by badboy7113
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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