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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,421 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,421
Reviews: 1,524
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 766
Gots: 2,093 | FT: 191
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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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Here goes, first bourbon barrel aged beer...

The look is much the same as the standard dirty bastard. The aroma is mostly bourbon with some sweetness. Uh oh. The first taste is a major surprise, having expected lots of harsh bourbon. Actually, while the bourbon is present, the most amplified characteristic is vanilla, which sets in hard at mid palate. Other flavors are something of a syrupy caramel, and of course a bit of alcohol on the finish. The feel is wonderful. Silky smooth. My only regret was that I didn't drink it faster. Not sure what happened, but after about 30-40 minutes the beer became sticky and cloying. My ratings reflect the first half of the beer. Still, I like to sip the heavy stuff, not sure I'd go back for this one.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,421 ratings.