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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,661 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,661
Reviews: 1,581
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 811
Gots: 2,271 | FT: 213
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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 01-30-2007

"Wee Heavy", cave aged in oak bourbon barrels.
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured from the bottle into my KtG snifter. Bottled 9/2011.

Appeared a dark brown color with a 1 finger, light brown head that dissipated quickly.

Immediately hit with strong bourbon scents, followed by some butterscotch, toffee, molasses, and a bit of char.

Taste is exceptional. Sweet up front giving way to more creamy vanilla flavors. Finishes with a bit of a hop bit and a slow bourbon burn. Incredibly complex yet balanced.

Moutfeel is good - not too syrupy but not too thin either. Carbonation has held up well.

Overall - this is fantastic. I love what a few years have done to this one. Bourbon has died down considerably from when it is fresh which has balanced it much more and made it a bit more drinkable. Fantastic!

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

My first bourbon barreled beer and still my favorite.

Smell: Rich bourbon qualities with a hint of sweetness

Taste: Vanilla flavor will hit your palate followed by sweet malts that compliment the barrel in the beer. Let it warm to experience different levels of oak on your palate.

Mouth Feel: Medium body with a smooth finish, definitely not as heavy as other beers in this style

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,661 ratings.