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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,119 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,119
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 623
Gots: 1,512 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glass Used: Imperial glass

Appearance: A deep Grade B Maple syrup color; thick pour with a few mils thin head.

Smell: For me, I got a huge whiff of praline & carmelization with oak & some bourbon with the vapor of the alcohol.

Taste: Perfectly balanced bourbon and oak upfront, finishing with a sweet soft bourbon and what I can only describe as homemade butterscotch (not the candy). Though the alcohol is present in the aftertaste, it's not harsh.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation and smooth.

Overall: This is a complex and well crafted beer. I absolutely love everything about this one and will revisit an aged bottle this time next year.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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