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RATINGS: 1362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Big and delicious for your ’perty 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. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1015) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12 oz - The nose tells you instantly this is not a toy. Creamy front, bourbon back. Yum


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ismith87 (7) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2014 does not count
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Appearance - 4/5 - nice looking beer. dark brown/red color, nice tan head on it that leaves lacing coating the glass. Smell/Aroma - 9/10 - nice vanilla/scotch/caramel/ toffee/butterscotch. Taste - 10/10 - great. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, booze, scotch/peat flavors. Raisins and plums. Oak. Palate/ Mouth feel - 5/5 - nice medium-heavy mouth feel. Creamy. Alc present but should be at 10.2 % Aftertaste is boozy scotch w vanilla , cream, caramel flavors. O - 4.75 - great beer, would love to put it up against the other wee heavy’s

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2045) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel and some barrel notes. Cloudy amber with a thin beige head. Nice oaky caramel notes with sweet vanilla and a bit of booze.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NicolasGalli (19) - - APR 21, 2014
frothy, white foam, great lacing, muddy dark brown appearance. Toasted coffee, bourbon, smoky, and light hops aromas. Full body, light carbonation, with an interesting finish. It was Founders day at Hopcat in East Lansing, MI. This Backwoods Bastard was special because it had been aged for a year. They tagged the 2013 at the end of the label on the menu. Very intense flavor rush.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (19) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Caramel, roasted malt, alcohol, hint of vanilla. Dark brown, tiny head. Tulip.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frothmeister (527) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a dark slightly hazy reddish brown with a thin orangish-tan head, and some serious lacing. Aromas of caramel, butterscotch, oak, and a light smell of raw pumpkin. So much caramelly goodness, the bourbon oak really comes through. Up front, the taste is raisin, dates, caramel, alcohol, buttery oak, and light molasses that lead into MORE oak, butterscotch, maple syrup, pecan, light hops, and roasty malt/coffee notes in the big finish. It’s a complex beast of a beer, and you notice new things with every sip. It really does live up to the hype. Well done Founders.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dslayton (2) - Eastpointe, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Carmel, nutty and chocolaty. No strong after taste. Clean finish in the end notes.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (999) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Hammy78, thanks Adam! Pours a really dark red with a really small head that still leave good lacing. Nose is of buttery caramel, bourbon and coconut, nice. Taste is moderately sweet, offers some nice caramel and smoke. Bourbon is definitely part of the experience but it doesn’t take all the place. Body is full, carbonation on the lower side and mouthfeel syrupy. Some alcohol can be felt but I would never have guessed that this is 10+% ABV. Nice if not just a touch too sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (156) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Wow, the aroma from this is sensational, I don’t wear aftershave, but if i could take this aroma and put it on my neck I would! Smokey scotch , dark chocolate, boozy cherries. Almost a shame to drink it! The taste is brilliantly balanced, sweet but still very drinkable. A slight carbonation would have made me score it even higher . World class.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Hazy dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma is rich malty, sweet, cherries, rye. Full body, sweet, cherries, rye, malty, oak. Hint of alcohol doesn’t bother.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (2848) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours red to brown with a beige head, aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, toffee, wood and cake, flavor of malt, toffee, vanilla, wood and bourbon, malt acidity, medium to full bodied. Great


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