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RATINGS: 1361   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.

b33r's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (638) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Very dark brown color with zero head and minimal oily lacing. Aroma was sweet with bourbon and vanilla. Flavor was all smoky bourbon and light malts. Pretty good overall

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NicolasGalli (15) - - 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.

   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.....

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (155) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (998) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (2837) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (390) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2014
On tap at Brewery. Reddish brown. Bourbon smell is good times. Taste is the same but without much other character apart from some bitterness at the end of the palate. Expecting more to be honest.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (18) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Caramel, roasted malt, alcohol, hint of vanilla. Dark brown, tiny head. Tulip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2041) - 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.

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