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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,450 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,450
Reviews: 1,431
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 697
Gots: 1,580 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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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
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Coozie, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

NHbeerfishing, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Shawnspl, Jan 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

RWACKO, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Rish907, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

djtomain, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

seyton, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

MattDbach, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of sbxx
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Apple cider. Light ring of khaki head that settles into a thin ring.

Smell - That sweet spice of Jim Beam with hints of cocoa, brown sugar and caramel.

Taste - Bourbon up front, fades into the classic Dirty Bastard flavor.

Mouthfeel - Thin body, light carb, slick & sticky finish.

Overall - A little too thin and bourbon forward, but still decent. Might rather just have a classic Dirty Bastard. The barrel doesn't seem to do much for this one, unlike KBS, which I think is excellent.

sbxx, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

hit728, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

andy1701, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Funkwich, Jan 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Cadbury, Jan 11, 2014
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,450 ratings.