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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,360 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,360
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 673
Gots: 1,556 | FT: 143
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:
Scotch Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 01-30-2007)
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Backwoods Bastard pours a deep ruddy brown, with a sliver of tan foam. It's evident that the carbonation is moderately light, and there are fine granules floating within as well. It's worth noting that this is the October 2012 bottling and I am reviewing it in August 2014... It has been stored properly.

The aroma is very enchanting, at first reminding me of caramel apples from the fair, with molasses, dark fruits, a touch of bitterness, and a nice splash of bourbon, too.

The flavor is far more rich and roasty than anticipated... I am impressed with the way the bourbon simply accentuates rather than overpowers the malts. There is a subtle caramel sweetness on my tastebuds followed by a sharp, almost herbal bitterness for the finish. It feels moderately heavy but smooth, and the ABV is hidden quite craftily.

Overall, quite the total package - a quality, true-to-style Wee Heavy with the lovely addition of the barrel aging. Pick this one up in the coming months!

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,360 ratings.