Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,467 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,467
Reviews: 1,538
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 773
Gots: 2,129 | FT: 193
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish brown, clear with a smaller tan head that leaves some lace behind.

Aroma is lots of bourbon, good barrel notes with lots of vanilla all floating on a deep toffee malty base with hints of dark fruits and light smokey peat. Barrel aging does dominate the nose.

Taste lots of bourbon notes with vanilla again are dominating the taste. Of course it is ridding on a big malty base caramel, lots of toffee and earthy peat notes with some dark fruit notes peaking out. But heavy on the barrel aging, seems to me would be little more enjoyable if it was cut back a bit. But would be enjoyable on a cold night by the fire.

Mouthfeel is good big malty brew heavy medium with good level of carbonation.

Overall good brew enjoyable perhaps not as great as some see it for me as barrel ageing defiantly upfront as you have to search for anything else.

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My neighbor was kind enough to share not one but two bottles of this woodsy aged oak goodness. If I can locate it within a reasonable distance I would for sure snag a sixer.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,467 ratings.