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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,873 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,873
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 844
Gots: 2,419 | 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: 6,873 | Reviews: 1,624
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12 oz bottled on 10/05/2012. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark red color with hints of brown. No head whatsoever save for a very thin collar that settles around the edges of the glass. Lots of sediment in the glass is visible when held up to the light.

Smell: Dark fruit, toffee, sweet bourbon, vanilla, maple.

Taste: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oak, hint of chocolate, dried raisins and dates.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Gentle alcohol warmth in the chest after the finish.

Overall: Best scotch ale/wee heavy I've had to date. If you're a fan of the style, or bourbon barrel aged beers, it's definitely worth seeking out.

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A: Poured a very small head. The head that did form is nice white. Dark amber in color and cloudy

S: Fruity aroma, with banana notes. Can smell some of the alcohol in this high alcohol beer.

T: Very good taste, again with banana notes.

M: Despite the small amount of head, the carbonation is spot on in the mouth. Smooth. After a few swallows my chest begins to burn.

O: Overall a good beer with an excellent flavor.

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Smell is oak, bourbon, butterscotch, toffee

taste is caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch with a slight and I mean slight hop bite near the end.

mouthfeel is medium full and coating with a light carbonation....

Well I would say this one flys under the radar compared to other founders barrel beers... But after this year I do not know that I can say that anymore!

A great beer, barrels take the already world class scotch ale to the next level!

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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