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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

5,118 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,118
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 623
Gots: 1,511 | FT: 139
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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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-05-2013 06:38:16 | More by ipc2000
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2013 04:47:15 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-05-2013 03:53:57 | More by tpaetow
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-05-2013 02:02:33 | More by JRdaSconnie
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BRClemons

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2013 00:30:08 | More by BRClemons
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earljones199

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-04-2013 23:08:07 | More by earljones199
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dogglebe

New York

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorites beers are Scottish ales, and wee heavies are my favorite Scottish ales. I enjoyed this one a great deal.

This beer was a clear dark brown is a light beige head of small tight bubbles. The head didn't last that long, which is ordinary for a beer this strong.

The blend of malts with the oak and the bourbon was very nicely balanced, and I'm not a bourbon person. Crystal malt was there in big quantity. And just a hint of smoke.

If I had a complaint about this beer, it would be that it should be slightly more carbonated. Let the aroma fill the room.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 21:29:25 | More by dogglebe
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brian44556

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into Founder's snifter. Bottled 10/2/2013.

Pours an almost opaque black with a thin chocolate head. A steady ring of lace lines the outside of the glass and leaves its sticky presence with each sip. Strong bourbon, vanilla, oak, and slight hints of chocolate highlight the aromas. The taste is right in line with the smell. My palate is met with a mild, upfront bourbon flavor, then catches a hint of vanilla and oak in the middle that finishes with a nice boozy burn. Light carbonation with a warm mouthful from the bourbon makes this a very well-balanced beer. A great, complex, barrel-aged offering from Founder's. The accessibility, cost, and overall complexity make this one of my favorites from Founder's. This ranks up there with KBS minus all of the hype!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 05:00:16 | More by brian44556
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-04-2013 04:47:58 | More by DemoniChris
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep brown with a hints of red and a thin white head.

S - Lots of vanilla, caramel, oak, and bourbon.

T - Just like the smell. Nice mix of vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Slighty boozy finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with little to no carbonation. Very easy drinking for the ABV.

O - An awesome beer. This is such a well balanced beer with the flavors blending seemlessly. I will have to save a few of these for the colder months.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 03:28:24 | More by TreyIsWilson
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WMD-1002

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-04-2013 03:06:47 | More by WMD-1002
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BittEER

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-04-2013 02:51:35 | More by BittEER
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ha-sheem

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-04-2013 02:44:01 | More by ha-sheem
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-04-2013 01:50:35 | More by jryanj927
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-04-2013 00:56:12 | More by imbuckeye
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Donco

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-03-2013 23:16:37 | More by Donco
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MPSTARR

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-03-2013 22:12:39 | More by MPSTARR
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tazzman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-03-2013 22:12:21 | More by tazzman
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-03-2013 22:10:26 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Dannynoonan123

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-03-2013 18:55:09 | More by Dannynoonan123
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Jhanken

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-03-2013 12:26:30 | More by Jhanken
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BigBearBeerBro

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is always one of my favorites... every year... Couldn't wait to see this available... I only hope to be able to save one or two for the holidays!

A: Pours a cloudy maple with a nice creamy brown head...

S: Smell is a beautiful mix of oak-bourbon-toffee. With a hint of tobacco.

T: Matches the smell perfectly. Oak, bourbon, maple syrup, boozy finish. Delightful!

M: A nice rich creamy feel. Nice.

O: This is my absolute favorite vintage of this beer. I will definitely be buying more of this. Once again, will be tough to save a few bottles for the holidays...

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 04:19:31 | More by BigBearBeerBro
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

12-03-2013 01:53:59 | More by OKCNittany
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I_Like_Beer

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-03-2013 01:08:05 | More by I_Like_Beer
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-02-2013 23:45:53 | More by GuitarIPA
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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