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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,114 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,114
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 622
Gots: 1,511 | FT: 139
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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schoon

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-11-2012 02:27:33 | More by schoon
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Jwillyb

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-11-2012 02:07:22 | More by Jwillyb
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chrisp450

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-11-2012 00:19:02 | More by chrisp450
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generallee

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-10-2012 22:40:31 | More by generallee
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TerrapinWakenBake

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -42.3%

12-10-2012 22:27:36 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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millertime416

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-10-2012 16:41:34 | More by millertime416
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2012 06:57:50 | More by danthehopslamman
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2012 04:39:46 | More by asafarc2
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SCZ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2012 04:05:20 | More by SCZ
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2012 03:06:22 | More by mrebeka
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Thunderchief

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-10-2012 02:42:46 | More by Thunderchief
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reaves181

Alabama

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-10-2012 00:32:27 | More by reaves181
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BanditoJunkie

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2012 21:27:17 | More by BanditoJunkie
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VaporDome

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

12-09-2012 20:57:31 | More by VaporDome
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-09-2012 20:11:11 | More by Jasonrm72
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-09-2012 18:44:16 | More by GetTheYayo
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber with a slight head that quickly fades away.

Smell: Brown sugar and scotch paired with an odd, off putting odor.

Taste: Young and brash, this is still drinkable as hell for the abv. A barrel aged, astringent sweetness hits up front with some faint caramel, then fades into a bready finish. The scotch sweetness factor is just a hair under what I was looking for, but I'm sure this will improve with age.

Mouthfeel: Decently bodied with not too much carbonation.

Overall: Again, this was never one of my favorite beers, but you have to respect how drinkable and smooth it is, even if you're not in love with the taste(like me). I'd say this is an excellent candidate for aging, and can turn into a classic after some. My guess is, the astringent factors of this beer will surely fade after a year and improve it significantly, giving it a more malty, balanced taste...just might have to buy a few extra. There are so many beers of this ilk that are practically undrinkable compared to this(especially young), which is why Founders is who they are, and does what they duz.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 14:13:21 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2012 03:51:37 | More by travismiller80
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-09-2012 01:43:03 | More by DonFrap
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jonmorgan

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -76.9%

12-08-2012 12:35:32 | More by jonmorgan
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-08-2012 05:59:40 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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draimegould

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-08-2012 05:27:38 | More by draimegould
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Proteusx


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-08-2012 05:02:33 | More by Proteusx
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bigaltemple

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottled 10/5/12

A - Pours cola brown in color, with lots of dark reds appearing in the glass. Creamy, two-finger head becomes a thin collar. Minimal lacing.

S - Definitely get the barrel notes. Plenty of sweet vanilla and oak. Underlying caramel and solid malt backbone.

T/M - Quite tasty! Like drinking a malted bourbon. Really well balanced. Not overpowering at all. Mild lingering bourbon aftertaste. Full bodied with almost perfect amount of carbonation.

O - Love it! Not much more to say. Drinks extremely well at a great price point. I will gladly grab this anytime it is available.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:42:54 | More by bigaltemple
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gabedivision

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured at room temp to a SA Imprial Snifter glass from a 12oz

Pours a dark reddish brown, almost cola-like. Tight bubbled khaki/butter colored head that about 1/4 inch head that rests thinly around the top of the glass, and sticks and slimes with some very visible alcohol legs. Bourbon right off the bat, big vanilla, buttery malts follow up, big brown sugar and caramel on the finish. Buttery malts fill the tongue, then caramel and raisins follow, sharp carbonation hits around mid sip and opens up the taste buds to a vanilla bourbon blast, that resinates to a cheerywood and alcohol finish. Full bodied, medium carbonation, strong, boozey, and very sweet. Overall; just an all around great beer, intense complexity, creative flavors, malty, sugary, desert like sweetness, it is crazy how good this beer is.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:00:34 | More by gabedivision
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,114 ratings.