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RATINGS: 1504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Big and delicious for your íperty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. Itís a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2012
At the brewery, dark brown pour. Smoke and scotch nose, very tasty with caramel malts and overwhelmingly good.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (479) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Once again, Founders managed to blow my mind and bust my nut. (Yes, the results were messy, but totally worthwhile.) If thereís a more complex Scotch Ale than Backwoods Bastard, I havenít tasted it. Weíll get to that. This brew is sex in a glass - brown-mahogany color and a lacy head thatís impressive for the high ABV. Aroma has plenty of whiskey aromas to keep you occupied. Oak, syrup, peat, smoke, toasted malt, and booze. You taste what you smell, but you also get vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, coffee, dark fruit, and nuts. Mouthfeel has a lot of alcohol warmth. Donít drink this beer early in the afternoon like I did. I was tired for the rest of the day. Worth it. Backwoods Bastard is a masterpiece.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (145) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz bottle. Nice aroma of oak, not too much. Tannish head that disappears quickly. Very nice reddish-brown color. Awesome flavor! Perfect balance of oak, sweetness, & malt. Full bodied, and carbonation lends it a very creamy mouthfeel. Terrific example of a Scotch Ale, maybe a little strong for style?

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
coombuyah26 (7) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
12 oz. bottle from Vintage Estates Wine and Beer in Boardman, Ohio, poured into a snifter. Thin, quickly disappearing head, but the beer is a really pretty deep red color. Smells like the kind of bourbon Iíd never be able to afford: strong whiskey, vanilla, wood. Taste blew me away. Vanilla, lots of caramel, whiskey, cedar. Itís so damn smooth! Goes down way too easy for a 10.2% beer. Makes me wish I had bought a whole 4-pack. Iíve never ventured too far into the barrel-aged end of craft beer, but if this is any indicator, my bank account is about to take a beating. One of the best beers Iíve ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (887) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bmoosey. Reddish brown with small beige foamy head, whisky and caramel aroma, medium carbonation, strong bourbon taste, long finish with enduring bourbon aftertaste. The whisky taste is too dominating, it feels like having a bourbon with soda.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pressboxjoe (203) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle into tulip. Have also had on tap at Unoís Hamilton. Beautiful bourbony beer, all the bourbon barrel notes youíre expecting. Not a stout so not thick and oily, but the ABV holds up against the BA. A nice, warming sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (237) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet bourbon. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, and caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1530) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Overall: Sherry, nuts, raisins, oak, vanilla. Bitter backbone.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-12-13.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghostbeer (27) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Huge nose of bourbon and caramel. Very roasty with vanilla and vinous notes. Amazingly smooth and warming. This malt-bomb is one of my new favorites and possibly my favorite one that I can currently find. I appreciated that the sweetness was mediated by the smoke and char from the barrels. You can taste everything and it leaves you wanting more. I know that it is supposed to be a sipping beer, but it just goes down so easily.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (1970) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle at porch nite with Peter and the boys. Pours a dark brown amber with a thing tan head. Aroma is slight oak and bourbon. Dark fruits. Flavor follows and is really smooth. Really nice beer. wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sugram (66) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
0.33 Pours brown with thin head. Aroma: malts, vanilla, whiskey. Taste: beginning is quite strong burbon, but aftertaste cooles it down making a taste very interesting. One of the beers what you donít want more than one.


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