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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,091 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,091
Reviews: 1,492
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 732
Gots: 1,935 | FT: 180
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BubalooBrewMaster, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

beefsquatch, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Jlang2012, May 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

BostonBaked, May 12, 2014
Photo of dexterk1
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is dark brown to black. Head was light on the pour I received and didn't stay long.
Odor is of dark sweet and vanilla. A little bourbon in there too.
Taste follows odor. Much more bourbon then you would think from the odor. Dark sweet as in caramel and a little molasses. Some raisin/dark fruit as well. Hints of vanilla and a little alcohol come through. The alcohol is not overpowering. Mouth feel is smooth and pretty silky. Carbonation is light. Rich and full bodied.
Overall, great. A nicely balanced aged Scottish ale. Many complex flavors and aromas. Well balanced and great a room temp.

dexterk1, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

apasternak, May 11, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft in a snifter at churchkey on 5/10/14

A-Very dark brown pour, with a large beige head. Great lacing!

S-Loads of oak, caramel malts with some roast. Notes of vanilla, cherries, plums, and bourbon

T-The bourbon really hits you immediately but this gives way to caramel, toffee, dates and raisins all featuring. There’s more than a touch of cherry sour, roasty bitterness and warming alcohol in there, but the sweetness dominates.

M-Mouthfeel is quite creamy and the carbonation relatively lively.

O-A very nice, quite complex scotch ale a great sipper.

reebtaerG, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

brandon911, May 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Sean32, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

hobobumguy, May 09, 2014
Photo of foobula
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date 10/5/12. Good amount of sediment in the pour. Appearance is dark reddish brown. Cold outta the fridge, nose is sweet & bourbony with some pungent notes. Sweetness is muted, mainly noticeable up front. On the sides, get some puckering bitterness. Toward the back, booze is noticeable, with a lingering sweetness in the finish. Half an hour later, and 25 degrees warmer, it's like a different beer. The sweetness dominates, with bitterness still there but taking a back seat. I know that most beers change character as they warm but this one takes it to an extreme. Barely enjoyable cold, it becomes a real treat as it approaches room temp.

foobula, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

bellb, May 08, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: very little head. Deep brown. Almost opaque. 3.75

S: super oaky. Sweet bourbon. 4.

T: a little closed when cold. I'm going to wait a few minutes...
Later: very booze forward. A nice brown ale taste underneath. Earthy. Malty. 3.5

M: has a nice carbonation and bite to match the bourbon bite. 3.75

O: pretty good. I'm not a huge brown ale fan so my review is a bit skewed. It's very good for an aged brown. But my lower mark is due to my preference. The reason i dont love it is that the base flavor isn't really noteworthy. Pretty good, but not great. 3.5

Mightykingmalard, May 08, 2014
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jakea, May 06, 2014
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,091 ratings.