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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,272 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,272
Reviews: 1,425
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 654
Gots: 1,543 | 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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podunkparte

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-27-2012 08:17:32 | More by podunkparte
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-26-2012 03:28:43 | More by PoolFishGolf
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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-25-2012 09:15:28 | More by zenithberwyn
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-19-2012 23:31:51 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-19-2012 19:45:30 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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SirIPAalot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-19-2012 15:43:46 | More by SirIPAalot
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%

A- Pours a very deep amber-brown. Hazy with a small tan head. Head retention is ok, and lacing is good.

S- Lots of peaty malts like Dirty Bastard, with only subtle hints of bourbon mixed in. Boozy scents follow.

T- Nice mellow mix of bourbon and peated malts all the way through. Drinks like a Dirty Bastard with a little more kick. Bourbon is most present on the finish, lingering on the tongue and providing a slight dryness.

M- Thick and creamy. Heavy in the booze department. Kind of chewy on the finish. Good beer to sit and sip for a while.

Overall, another world class beer from Founders. The things they do with a bourbon barrel astound me. Big thanks for yaknowbrady for sending me this and some others out of the kindness of his heart.

08-18-2012 14:04:37 | More by boilermakerbrew
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RockChalkAndy


1.25/5  rDev -71.1%

08-17-2012 18:11:01 | More by RockChalkAndy
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FUNKPhD

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-16-2012 00:53:29 | More by FUNKPhD
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-12-2012 22:08:24 | More by Rempo
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +12.7%

Appearance: hazy mahogany. A thin off white head. Thick lacing for a 10+%.
Smell: sweet caramel. Smoky Bourbon. The nice out of the fridge and gets better and better as it warms.
Taste: As great as the nose. Full and malty with an a nice Scotch like edge to balance. Strangely mellow.
Overall: awesome. Founder's big beers are simply works of art. A creative, great brewery on top of their game.

08-12-2012 19:37:40 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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beav19

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2012 22:51:26 | More by beav19
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-09-2012 23:40:29 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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server222

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-09-2012 03:26:46 | More by server222
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

2011 vintage bottle from imonhiatus poured into a CBS snifter, also from imonhiatus on 8/8/12.

Pour: A muddy amber with barely a finger of tan head. Recedes to a rim, no lacing.

Smell: Bourbon vanilla, leather, caramel, burnt brown sugar. Booze

Taste: Strong bourbon, leather, caramel. Some smokey malt. A little bit of chewy raison as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Chewy with a little bit of heat. Nice carbonation.

Overall: Pretty darn good, but I liked the fresh I've had on tap better

08-09-2012 02:54:13 | More by cfrances33
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TCaldwell


4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-07-2012 20:34:56 | More by TCaldwell
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-07-2012 05:54:31 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-03-2012 13:08:32 | More by eawolff99
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

08-02-2012 18:43:47 | More by 3Hops
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sukwonee

Washington

4.33/5  rDev 0%

A: Reddish Dark Brown with 1 finger head.

S: Bourbon, caramel, booze, sugar

T: Bourbon, oak, vanilla, malt. Very sweet (perhaps too sugary for me). Quite boozy as well.

M: You can feel the alcohol burn (but it's a 10.2% abv beer), medium thickness, but it's quite syrupy.

O: Another solid brew from Founders.

08-01-2012 05:04:20 | More by sukwonee
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-28-2012 19:05:45 | More by DIPADude01
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2012 01:08:22 | More by Dactrius
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-25-2012 02:20:31 | More by leinie13
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-23-2012 20:13:29 | More by standardcherry
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Cobrakaikid

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-21-2012 22:14:38 | More by Cobrakaikid
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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