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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,345 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,345
Reviews: 1,428
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 671
Gots: 1,554 | FT: 146
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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Photo of Digimaika2
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

(4.25) A: Ruby red when held up to light with a thin blanket of head and sparse bubbles forming a ring. Good retention and patchy lacing.

(4.5) S: Caramel-toffee, oak, bourbon, dried dark fruits (dates & raisins), and vanilla. A smooth aroma without a harsh bourbon but rather more oaky-caramel focused. Each aroma can be identified quite easily.

(4.5) T: As per the aroma, with sweet caramel-toffee upfront transitioning into the dry and boozy bourbon-oak qualities. Dark and dried fruits are present including cherries, dates, and raisins. Vanilla and slight nutty elements round this out. Wonderfully put together with all flavours shining both individually and as a whole.

(4.25) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Syrupy with a clean texture. Perhaps would benefit from a slightly thicker body but drinkability is probably better as is.

(4.5) D: This is delicious and alarmingly drinkable with the oak bourbon barrel qualities well balanced and very complimentary to the other flavours in this. Will certainly be picking up more of this.

Digimaika2, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of mpgillett
4/5  rDev -7.6%

mpgillett, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

rmehughes, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BigZ2214, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Danimal1101, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Zonian1, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

NappyB, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

CarolinaKev, Dec 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

shopsis, Dec 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

JohnBender, Dec 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

rieg21, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

DrStiffington, Dec 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Monstro, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

hooliasimons, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cultclassic89, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Jeffrey2310, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

j18coop, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ReverendJon, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

jxc5, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

hockeypuck, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

hoosier222002, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of 57md
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An older and dirtier bastard for sure.

Pours a mahogany color with ruby edges. The half finger of beige head does not linger very long. Bourbon notes are distinctly present in the nose. The blend of malt and bourbon in the flavor profile is near perfect and this offering finishes with a slight malty sweetness. The body is hearty, rich, creamy and smooth – excellent as an after dinner digestif.

This is a well crafted barrel-aged beer that does not end up tasting harsh or cidery. The craftsmanship in the creation of this offering is evident.

57md, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

fellowrs, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Arloxen, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cdwil, Dec 19, 2013
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,345 ratings.