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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,116 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,116
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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Joose33

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-07-2014 22:52:13 | More by Joose33
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jmkoller11

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-07-2014 21:41:24 | More by jmkoller11
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parrotheadcubs


3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-07-2014 19:13:50 | More by parrotheadcubs
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MaximumYuks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-07-2014 02:04:32 | More by MaximumYuks
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Squacher

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-06-2014 23:47:02 | More by Squacher
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jweave16

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2014 20:10:25 | More by jweave16
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snansel

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-06-2014 17:30:59 | More by snansel
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Phoodcritic


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-06-2014 00:21:19 | More by Phoodcritic
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goochpunch

Texas

3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out a burnt caramel with a thin ring of bubbles for a head. Barrel is overwhelming in the nose: oak, vanilla, char. Flavor is a good marriage of the base beer and the barrel aging. The bourbon notes tone down the overbearing esters of Dirty Bastard. Toasty caramel malts work very well with the oaky vanilla tones. Finishes sweet. Aftertaste has a lingering dried fruit bourbon thing going on. Mouthfeel is chewy, thick, and smooth. I'm usually not a big fan of bourbon barrel aging, but this is a solid example of when it goes right. I don't even care much for the base beer, so I'm surprised at how the barrel improved the original product, whereas normally I see it as detracting from the base product.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 00:05:57 | More by goochpunch
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 23:59:06 | More by aquazr1
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PG2G

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 04:41:42 | More by PG2G
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matt2591

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 01:47:45 | More by matt2591
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Andrewhauck

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 19:27:03 | More by Andrewhauck
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ElJosharino

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 18:13:50 | More by ElJosharino
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hvy1

Maine

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-04-2014 16:04:38 | More by hvy1
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-04-2014 15:53:40 | More by GClarkage
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neurobot01

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-04-2014 05:00:04 | More by neurobot01
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a tulip to a deep brown with a small light tan head that is quick to fade to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells of caramel, toffee, vanilla and bourbon
T: taste is caramel, vanilla and bourbon flavors with a decent sweetness that isn't cloying with the faintest hint of bitterness. swallow is caramel and more bourbon with a bit of wood.
M: mouthfeel on this beer is on the heavier side of medium with soft and slightly prickly carbonation and the finish is neutral
O: This beer is pretty smooth. it has some age on it so the flavors blend very well together and it isn't the least bit harsh and the alcohol is hidden very well.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 03:24:46 | More by SHODriver
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Mumbles720

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 03:22:04 | More by Mumbles720
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joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-03-2014 17:31:46 | More by joegard
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Ant4711

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

07-03-2014 13:13:46 | More by Ant4711
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-03-2014 03:57:42 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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daron7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-03-2014 01:31:53 | More by daron7
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Geoff413

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-02-2014 13:57:08 | More by Geoff413
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JKIPA05

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-02-2014 13:12:31 | More by JKIPA05
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,116 ratings.