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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,187 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,187
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 628
Gots: 1,525 | FT: 141
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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Ratings: 5,187 | Reviews: 1,420 | Display Reviews Only:
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J_Barrett

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-13-2013 20:13:18 | More by J_Barrett
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2013 19:59:21 | More by maDUECEgunner
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2013 18:53:08 | More by Brewsed
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bball208

New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a really exceptional beer. Front of the mouth, you get vanilla and coconut with a little bit of rye. Very soft mouthfeel, incredible aftertaste. A tad bit of bitterafter taste (50 IBUs) but really a lot going on for this one. I absolutely love this beer, and anyone who doesn't like this type has no place in drinking craft beers

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 18:38:55 | More by bball208
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2013 18:20:28 | More by 21Maestro8
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bennettj1087

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2013 17:52:41 | More by bennettj1087
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GoBlue12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

12-13-2013 15:33:31 | More by GoBlue12
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

12-13-2013 12:25:05 | More by NonicPanic
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2013 08:39:28 | More by yancot
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garfscores

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2013 03:59:17 | More by garfscores
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raffy313

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-13-2013 03:57:41 | More by raffy313
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ACB

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2013 03:38:13 | More by ACB
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2013 02:34:57 | More by erialbill
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BSK_ONE

New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark, cloudy, ruby red with quickly disappearing creamy head.
S - Stings the nostrils with bourbon, cherries and oak
T - First sip is a shock, be prepared. As you settle into this one, it gives a nice warm feeling. You can taste the alcohol, which is the reason I gave it a lower ranking.
M - Dry, and numb
O- This is definitely a sit back and sip beer. Strong Scottish ale with a distinct big flavor.

No lie, I grew a full beard instantly while drinking this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 01:43:30 | More by BSK_ONE
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NorthCoastPranqster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2013 00:06:51 | More by NorthCoastPranqster
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berlinabb

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-12-2013 22:25:17 | More by berlinabb
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jlivings757

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-12-2013 19:20:39 | More by jlivings757
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-12-2013 17:07:26 | More by Chris_Panos
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spw109

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-12-2013 15:13:48 | More by spw109
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trebud

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-12-2013 14:47:46 | More by trebud
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Tiernan

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-12-2013 07:36:00 | More by Tiernan
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AshJazz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-12-2013 07:00:16 | More by AshJazz
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jordanimal

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby red, slight purple, or dark brown depending on how the light hits it, an off white creamy head that's about half a finger that dies dow quickly. Slight to almost no carbonation and the smell is of caramel, oak, toasted almonds, vanilla and warm bread(where are those 50 IBUs?). Taste is caramel and oak up front followed light berries and a vanilla sugar finish and finally that delayed hop coating. The mouthful is huge, slightly lighter than a stout, on par with a barley wine. The alcohol to me is very minimal in this one especially for the 10% ABV, the only time present to me was in delayed drinks when I could feel my tongue soaking it in. Well balanced, great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 06:14:57 | More by jordanimal
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-12-2013 06:10:40 | More by ZEB89
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Brilliant mahogany, 1/2 finger full almond head, spotty lacing.

Aroma - Sweet bourbon, banana bread, vanilla.

Taste - Follows the nose, with a drying woody factor replacing the banana bread. It's nutty, malty, and hides the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation.

Overall - Fairly complex, delicious, rich, malty, sweet with flavors mixing well.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2013 04:07:13 | More by KVNBGRY
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,187 ratings.