1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,358 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,358
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 672
Gots: 1,557 | FT: 144
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Backwoods Bastard Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,358 | Reviews: 1,429 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of miffsudd
5/5  rDev +15.5%

miffsudd, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of redmaw
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

redmaw, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of hatfulofhollow
5/5  rDev +15.5%

hatfulofhollow, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of jrand2621
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jrand2621, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of raynmoon
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

raynmoon, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of rworkman
4/5  rDev -7.6%

rworkman, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Norseman, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of RichardMNixon
4/5  rDev -7.6%

RichardMNixon, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of TigerOwl
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TigerOwl, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of jordanmckell
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jordanmckell, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TheSleepyMonkey, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of polloenfuego
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz bottle to a tulip.

A: deep drown with reddish hints, this beer pours with a decent one and a half finger head which broke fairly quickly leaving good lacing and a thin foam cap.

S: bourbon, vanilla, malts, leather and molasses.

T: the bourbon comes through first followed by some darknfruitrs and molasses. The booziness does play into the taste, but does not detract from the flavor.

M: medium body, with a dry finish.

O: well...after after a long search and pursuit I finally have this beer in my cellar. I think the chase was worth it. Bourbon barrel aging is either hit or miss for me, and in this case it is hit. It is well done and the bourbon really makes this beer drinkable and enjoyable. A well deserved reputation.

polloenfuego, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Leftofthedial
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Leftofthedial, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

drewone, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Schulte30
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Schulte30, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Jonny41
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Jonny41, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of DocDownUnder
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

DocDownUnder, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Mersh
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Mersh, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of JeffZeltwanger
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

JeffZeltwanger, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of KRella
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

KRella, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of ZepHead80
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

ZepHead80, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -7.6%

KAF, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of HoppingAlong
5/5  rDev +15.5%

HoppingAlong, Dec 28, 2013
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,358 ratings.