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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,275 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,275
Reviews: 1,425
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 655
Gots: 1,542 | FT: 143
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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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-15-2013 08:14:37 | More by AugustusRex
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piconaut

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-15-2013 05:28:52 | More by piconaut
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2013 03:37:03 | More by Blaze5445
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-15-2013 03:36:40 | More by ryancl
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Minimal tan head, leaves no lacing

Smell: Very sweet, malty, a little bourbon

Taste: Very sweet malts up front. Oak, bourbon, a little peat. Some vanilla and toffee.

Mouthfeel: Full body, low carbonation

Overall: Pretty good, but not entirely my kind of beer so I'm glad I only picked up one bottle. I expected some booziness, but there was none, even with aging in bourbon barrels. I can see why this is so highly rated.

12-15-2013 03:03:40 | More by MadCat
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snarygare

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-15-2013 01:33:30 | More by snarygare
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timeo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-15-2013 01:13:23 | More by timeo
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BoOmerG

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 15:39:50 | More by BoOmerG
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dmk91

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 14:37:02 | More by dmk91
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 13:57:55 | More by Houser
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 13:47:52 | More by Boston_Steve
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EliotRosewater

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 13:05:07 | More by EliotRosewater
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -3%

The beer is very dark brown, bordering on black. Small off-white head fades quite quickly, leaving a ring.

Nose contains toffee, bourbon and vanilla. The scent is nice, though exactly what you would expect. Well integrated.

Taste is similar. The bourbon is strong but not overpowering. Strong flavours of toffee and coconut shine through a bourbon/vanilla/oak background. A bit buttery.

Full bodied and moderately carbonated, with quite a chewy feel.

Overall, really quite good. I am not much of a scotch ale fan, and there are some elements of this beer that I don't love, but as a whole package, it is really good. Well done.

12-14-2013 04:32:28 | More by jrenihan
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 04:17:13 | More by rjp217
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2013 02:17:18 | More by dedbeer
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emmgee

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 00:00:56 | More by emmgee
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Mordhaus

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2013 23:16:17 | More by Mordhaus
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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%

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

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
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,275 ratings.