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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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6,657 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,657
Reviews: 1,581
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 808
Gots: 2,264 | FT: 210
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: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black pour with a short lived white head. Nothing amazing. The smell however, is quite amazing. Huge hits of vanilla, coconut, and bourbon. Really awesome. Taste has less of the bourbon, but all of the coconut and malt. Very german chocolate cake like. Smooth as silk body, and while the bourbon is prominant, it is not overpowering. Very good stuff. I will be picking up much more of this on the next release.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

acquired in a trade and thank you chris! pours a deep earthy brown, very murky with some deep red edges. 1 finger of a lightly browned head quickly fell to a thin layer while showing good retention. the aroma is of sweet sweet candied sugar, caramel fudge but not much of a barrel presence. the taste is among the sweetest that has ever graced my palate. follows the nose with a strong torched caramelized vanilla bean awesomeness, roasted pralines and subtle woody dryness, then the bourbon shines through with some very warming heat. considering the barrel aging there is not much of a charred character but bourbon is the dominant flavor with a touch of oak. very smooth on the palate and quite the sipper the carbonation is just enough and done right. overall what a great brew for the season. i do wish there was more of an oak or charred characteristic to help balance some of the sweetness but i can't complain. dirty bastard stands its ground well and could take the cake in comparison. all in all, this is a great beer and im very happy that i got it and have one left. once again, well done founders. (don't see this one improving with age)

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Pours a deep amber to brown color with a light tan head. In the aroma, oaky and bourbon smells. In the taste, bourbon, oaky, and sweet notes of vanilla. A smooth and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry vanilla and bourbon like aftertaste. Like drinking bourbon, but less abrasive.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,657 ratings.