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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,461 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,461
Reviews: 1,431
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 699
Gots: 1,583 | 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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3.21/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Picked up a 4-pack of these at my local the other day. $17.

A - dark brown, mostly opaque with the slightest rim of off-white head

S - lots of sweetness and scotchy smells, some vanilla

T - scotchy scotch scotch. Having a hard time getting past the scotch on the taste, there's some definite sweetness, but mostly what I taste in this beer is what used to be in the barrel before this beer was in it, and not the actual beer itself.

M - really thin, low carbonation, pretty smooth, like drinking hard liquor

O - admittedly I'm not a big fan of scotch, but I can appreciate it to a certain degree in beer. Unfortunately, it's way too overpowering in this brew. I prefer my beers to have their own flavours and not simply be barrel leaches. I'll give this another go in a few months probably, but will probably try to trade the other two away.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,461 ratings.