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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,658 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,658
Reviews: 1,581
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 810
Gots: 2,267 | FT: 212
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark brown with red tints that has a very nice head and lingering lacing. Nose is of bourbon against a molasses, dark malt and chocolate background. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is a light medium. I was expecting a full medium body, but the lightness helps bring the bourbon flavor forward. The 10.2% alcohol is well hidden in this very well balanced beer. Bourbon against the molasses and dark malt backbone is the taste profile. Finishes with bourbon and malt sweetness with a touch of oak and a nice alcohol burn that lingers along with the oak. Another outstanding Founder’s offering that takes Old Ale brewing to a new level.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle and on tap.

A- A very burnt caramel color with hardly any head when poured appropriately into a snifter.

S- Very deeps hints of vanilla, alcohol, oak, caramel, and tobacco.

T- Very creamy mouthfeel fresh and when aged. Has nice velvety mixes of caramel and brown sugar. Dark currant and figs mix with an almost absent hop presence. A noticeably hidden booze taste comes at the epilogue. Let it warm up and the flavors blend even more.

M- Very light on carbonation and an easy mouthfeel. Only complaint is it feels a bit "thin." Very easy to take back two or three in a round.

O- Overshadowed by other barrel aged beers from Founders. I find BWB easily available and this year...incredibly inexpensive at $12 a four pack.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,658 ratings.