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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,306 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,306
Reviews: 1,426
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 662
Gots: 1,550 | 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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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
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JxExM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-21-2013 06:24:08 | More by JxExM
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-21-2013 01:55:13 | More by CRJMellor
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from 12oz bottle into Crooked Stave tulip. Pours a deep brown amber with a thin slightly of white head. Awesome sweet malt and big booze aroma. Some cooked caramel/melted sugar notes.
Flavor is fantastic. Sweet caramel malts, lots of chocolate, booze, scotch, and hints of vanilla and charred barrel. Really smooth...I mean such an easy drinker. What an awesome and amazing example of the style. Worth the wait for it every year. Everyone should have this beer.

01-20-2013 21:52:56 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-20-2013 20:33:23 | More by Luk13
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TychoNDC

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-20-2013 19:50:44 | More by TychoNDC
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booyahachieved3

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-20-2013 15:40:40 | More by booyahachieved3
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-20-2013 12:49:25 | More by GrindFatherBob
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rodkin

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-20-2013 06:50:58 | More by rodkin
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-20-2013 04:42:08 | More by seanwhite
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,306 ratings.