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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,855 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,855
Reviews: 1,622
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 843
Gots: 2,414 | FT: 230
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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Ratings: 6,855 | Reviews: 1,622
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark dark brown nearly solid with a thin half finger head that has decent retention. There are some faint deep red undertones.

Smell is awesome. There is some rich malt notes forward that are dominated by toffee aromas and slight caramel malt. Some faint dark fruit aromas are followed by the oak and bourbon that smell nicely balanced.

Taste follows nose with rich toffee and caramel flavors before a great dark fruit flavor that consists mainly of plum with some slight cherry flavors following. Some vanilla flavors and oak finish it along with a slight bite from the bourbon.

Mouthfeel is great. Medium body and moderate carbonation leave this highly drinkable and dangerous. Good stickiness from the malt.

Overall this is an awesome beer. Defiantly going to put some of these away.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

right fresh

Absolutely beautiful looking beer. Deep, dark ruby and dark brown mix - huge creamy amber tinted beige head, fantastic lacing and retention for a barrel aged beer - big bubbles, alcohol legs laced across the glass.

It is not a overly aromatic beer, more suble. Tons of oak, bourbon soaked oak, oaky vanilla and very slight coconut, bourbon-soaked oak caramel as well as earthy tobacco. When it reaches room temp notes of cocoa powder, toasted brown sugar, toffee, and very slight dark fruits, shine through

Incredibly balanced and well blended. A lot like the nose in that it's oak dominate. Slight bourbon heat - tastes bigger than the aroma suggested. Rich caramel, oaky vanilla, some cocoa powder, sticky alcohol sugar. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel - medium/full body that complements the beer greatly. Very low carbonation, fittingly.

This is a fantastic beer - one I look forward to every year.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich brown. Mahogany with hues and highlights of ruby. Hazy cola color. Nose is rich and sweet. Leaves a thin ring and alcohol legs behind. Bourbon and oak. Earthy grain and dark fruit. This beer has every malt sweetness on the nose. Caramel, toffee, sugar. Fragrant vanilla and dark fruits. The taste is charming. Smooth and creamy body that boasts a sweet richness. The fruits are dried dates, raisins and figs. The vanilla adds smoothness and the bourbon enhances the lush sweetness. It finishes dry and pleasantly boozy. Has an earthy peat character underneath that offsets all the sweetness so it is not cloying.

Wonderful! Drinks big with an intense malt character that is deep and full.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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