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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,348 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,348
Reviews: 1,428
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 671
Gots: 1,554 | FT: 146
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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4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark copper color, minimal signs of carbonation, minimal traces of lacing.

Smell: Malt, caramel, oak, vanilla.

Taste: Vanilla, oak, bourbon flavor that lingers on tongue, burnt sugar. This is absolutely amazing.

Mouthfeel: Thick, malty, burn of alcohol that stays on tongue, dry

Overall: I absolutely adore barrel aged beers, and I buy a six pack of every pack I can find. I also do a lot of home brewing and throw oak into nearly every batch. However, this surpassed anything I have purchased or made. It is worthy of the Founder's label, and I cannot recommend this highly enough to any big beer lovers.

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4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours almost black, or a deep deep red when I held it up to the light. Almost no lacing and no head.

The rest of my review will be best for people who have tried Dirty Bastard, founders normal wee heavy scotch ale. This beer tastes like a smooth and creamy version of their normal Dirty Bastard. Backwoods is easy to drink, very smooth, and it does a great job of covering up the high alcohol content. The first sip and the smell reminds me of a typical wee heavy, but the finish is so easy and smooth. This stuff could be very dangerous if it was a bit cheaper. I could see myself accidentally putting down a 4-pack and blacking out.

Really a great beer. Wish it was a year round. It could have been a bit cheaper, but that's typical of my area. If it's priced correctly it sells out way too fast.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,348 ratings.