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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,458 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,458
Reviews: 1,431
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 699
Gots: 1,583 | FT: 140
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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Willi_BW, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

snowen21, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

campfirebrew, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Danobold, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ScottK22, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

jaltland, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Oxymoron
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a mahogany color of brown with a slightly off white head. Good retention and lacing through out. Some floaties but not bad.

The nose is complex with a big caramel and bourbon aroma. A good balance between the malt and the oak and the bourbon. Some fruity esters are noticeable with a light earthy note on the back end. A minor coco/chocolate malt as well.

The taste is similar. Fantastic balance from malt bourbon and oak. A big caramel malt flavor up front that is a bit sweet for my taste. More of a kettle caramel than candy. The esters back off vs noses but still there. A slight metallic finish. Good use of bourbon as it adds complexity and a bit sweetness.

The body is mod-full to full. The sweetness is a bit much but great complexity overall. A fantastic beer and should be shared.

Oxymoron, Jan 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

rich42, Jan 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

GWhite, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

kevindp9, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ahbithwabm, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TubaDan, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Cubatobaco, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

RonJeezy, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

sonnmr31, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Eric85, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Arsenal0328, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

santa216, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

millerbuffoon, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

thereal_adam, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

AJ01923, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

fthegiants, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of d5001986
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

Pours dark brown with almost no head.

The smell is a bit faint. The first thing I detect is dark fruit, followed by chocolate and booze.

There is just an explosion of flavor here. I get chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, and dark fruit. It's sweet, not overly boozy, but just perfect. This is really good!

Body is quite viscous. Quite smooth with not much carbonation.

Overall a very tasty offering from Founders, I'm glad to have had the opportunity to try this. This may be my new favorite from them. Grab some if you get a chance.

d5001986, Jan 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

osant37, Jan 13, 2014
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,458 ratings.