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Brewed By: Founders Brewing Company

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8.03435

Number of Ratings: 2649

Style: Imperial Scotch Ale

Brewed In: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

ABV: 10.2%

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Backwoods Bastard

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Tasting Notes

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tangentdivison profile picturetangentdivison - December 21, 2012
Very similar to Kentucky bourbon barrel beer... Personally I think it's better. Vanilla scent much more apparent than Kentucky bourbon, but actual vanilla flavor is more balanced. In addition, it has a mild smokey flavor and a hint of boozyness, however all of this is very balanced. Overall I can't imagine a bourbon barrel conditioned beer being much better than this.
StoutLarry profile pictureStoutLarry - November 26, 2012
Deep caramel color. Nice bourbon flavor and aftertaste. Not overly sweet. Light and crisp. Very drinkable.
njcraftbeer profile picturenjcraftbeer - November 18, 2012
Very hard to find here in NJ....well worth the wait. Can taste the bourbon...so if you're a fan of bourbon GET IT. There is an oak flavor to it but still, like I hoped, I get the scotch ale flavor not over powered by the oak or bourbon. Love this brew. Worth the wait and price.
njcraftbeer profile picturenjcraftbeer - November 13, 2012
2012 10.2 abv. Delicious. Really get the barrel aging. Love this beer. Def worth a try if you can find it.
lowlyworm profile picturelowlyworm - November 13, 2012
amazing beer... better than the dirty bastard it is made after
Todd T profile pictureTodd T - November 13, 2012
Wonderful aroma to this Incredibly complex ale with many favor profiles. The barrel aging on this in addition to the added vanilla really takes this to another level. This is definitely a sipper that you share with a friend.
napalm211 profile picturenapalm211 - November 10, 2012
Just horrible. To strong of an alcohol taste mixed with a woody taste
davl22 profile picturedavl22 - November 2, 2012
Like Dirty Bastard on steroids! Big, malty, fruitcake-like flavor's, bourbon finish, some heat but could easily be solved with a little aging 2 year old bottle- amazing example of what time can do to a barrel aged beer, bourbon soaked raisins, vanilla, coconut, zero alc heat, great beer
tmcgerty@gmail.com profile picturetmcgerty@gmail.com - May 24, 2012
Not a fan of woody taste
mjshearer1 profile picturemjshearer1 - April 27, 2012
A smoky, bourboned version of Dirty Bastard. Alcohol can be strong if you're not prepared for it, but goes down smooth with hints of vanilla and caramel.
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