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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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5,198 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,198
Reviews: 1,420
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 630
Gots: 1,525 | FT: 140
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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TheSixthRing

California

3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 Release

Appearance - Pours a dark, rustic brown with a sandstone colored half-finger head which dissipates quickly, leaving a broken, webbed layer of suds on the surface. Lacing is small and spotty, with little stick.

Smell - Predominant bourbon aroma, backed by a subtle caramel undertone. Hints of chocolate come through as the brew warms.

Taste - Deep caramel flavor upfront and throughout, with notes of chocolate and traces of roast. Fair amounts of bourbon heat and flavor seep through mid-taste and ride out into the finish, which is a touch astringent.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low carbonation. Quickly thins, leaving a bone dry finish with slight burn and a warming sensation.

Overall - Hmm. Not crazy about this beer. I just don't think a Wee Heavy has enough strong flavor and complexity to withstand the Bourbon Barrel Aging process... at least for me. Too much prominent bourbon influence for me to truly enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 04:07:13 | More by TheSixthRing
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,198 ratings.