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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,198 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,198
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 630
Gots: 1,525 | FT: 140
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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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark brown with red tints that has a very nice head and lingering lacing. Nose is of bourbon against a molasses, dark malt and chocolate background. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is a light medium. I was expecting a full medium body, but the lightness helps bring the bourbon flavor forward. The 10.2% alcohol is well hidden in this very well balanced beer. Bourbon against the molasses and dark malt backbone is the taste profile. Finishes with bourbon and malt sweetness with a touch of oak and a nice alcohol burn that lingers along with the oak. Another outstanding Founder’s offering that takes Old Ale brewing to a new level.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 21:14:31 | More by tillmac62
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spoonhawk

Iowa

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-26-2013 19:08:28 | More by spoonhawk
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2013 12:07:39 | More by Beergelden
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Chaosfiend

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2013 04:09:54 | More by Chaosfiend
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AmandaRae

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2013 03:55:17 | More by AmandaRae
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BfloBrewHound

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2013 03:11:47 | More by BfloBrewHound
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CM44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-26-2013 03:04:33 | More by CM44
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-26-2013 03:03:20 | More by Resuin
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-26-2013 01:39:36 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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PSU79

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-26-2013 01:16:16 | More by PSU79
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kylelenk

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle and on tap.

A- A very burnt caramel color with hardly any head when poured appropriately into a snifter.

S- Very deeps hints of vanilla, alcohol, oak, caramel, and tobacco.

T- Very creamy mouthfeel fresh and when aged. Has nice velvety mixes of caramel and brown sugar. Dark currant and figs mix with an almost absent hop presence. A noticeably hidden booze taste comes at the epilogue. Let it warm up and the flavors blend even more.

M- Very light on carbonation and an easy mouthfeel. Only complaint is it feels a bit "thin." Very easy to take back two or three in a round.

O- Overshadowed by other barrel aged beers from Founders. I find BWB easily available and this year...incredibly inexpensive at $12 a four pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 23:35:16 | More by kylelenk
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cogitodp

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-25-2013 23:08:47 | More by cogitodp
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wizmasta

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2013 22:46:25 | More by wizmasta
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-25-2013 20:34:07 | More by BreakfastStout
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2013 17:55:34 | More by jarrgal
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blklabel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2013 04:16:15 | More by blklabel
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bzach

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-25-2013 03:56:52 | More by bzach
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

3/5  rDev -30.7%

11-25-2013 00:00:38 | More by thedifferencemaker
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a flat glistening cola perception.

Mellifluous aromas of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, graham crackers, glazed donuts and I almost forgot, bourbon.

Bourbon forefront with peat malt. Sweet caramel, vanilla wafers and alcohol.

Velvety, warming and inviting.

Malt heads dream. Bourbon is spot on and drinkable now- no need to tame this one down. Very difficult to get around here but yet thru tenuous searching, was able to score a few 4 pks. Definitely worth the hunt down and reminds me every year that Thanksgiving is around the corner. Very similar to my liking of Central Waters barrel aging. Fantastic BA scotch ale!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 22:37:02 | More by joeseppy
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themegamancave

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-24-2013 18:58:49 | More by themegamancave
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-24-2013 18:28:24 | More by WVUbrew
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Jho3325

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-24-2013 18:24:18 | More by Jho3325
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fx20736

New York

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 4 pack from Southtown Beverages November 2013.

Poured from a bottle into a nonic, served at cellar temp.

appearance: beautiful chestnut brown with 3 fingers of light brown khaki head, awesome lacing.

aroma: sweet bourbon, pancake batter, vanilla, butter.

mouthfeel: super. Soft yet full and tangible.

taste: Bourbon, while prominent on the nose is well blended into the taste of dark fruit,brown sugar, vanilla and oak.

notes: Founders, what a brewery!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 17:38:55 | More by fx20736
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arnulfooxblood

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-24-2013 17:21:29 | More by arnulfooxblood
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-24-2013 06:24:00 | More by Mike
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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