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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,020 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,020
Reviews: 1,485
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 735
Gots: 1,895 | FT: 172
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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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled a couple of weeks ago, arrived this minute at the store.
Brown with lots of red lights and a thin caramel head that vanishes right away.
Definitely a bold aroma with tons of bourbon boozy notes. Also, cherries, mild peat and maple.
Nice flavor with lots of cherries and the usual suspect, monsieur Bourbon. Hints of molasses, coconut, oak, cocoa, marzipan?!?, maple syrup and vanilla.
Full body, but not that heavy, with low carbonation. Alcohol of 10.2% abv numbs palate, but it feels much lower and it complements its flavor.
This is bold alcoholic Scottish ale. If you dig bourbons, you will find your life meaningless before tasting this beer. But similarly, you need to like this Yankee liquor to embrace this beer. Awesome as it warms up, becoming a great sipper.

FLima, Thursday at 11:52 PM
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I love this beer. I had some of the 2013 batch for the first time a month ago and when it came out I bought 16 bottles of the 2014 batch and have had it on tap whenever I see it. fantastic beer!

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,020 ratings.