Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Wee Heavy", cave aged in oak bourbon barrels.

Added by CortexBomb on 01-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#625
Reviews:
1,959
Ratings:
8,567
pDev:
10.11%
 
 
Wants:
1,050
Gots:
3,463
Trade:
268
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4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdkaek
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

DATE: December 1, 2018... OCCASION: the tree is up in all its glory... time for part two of my Founders big beer comparisons... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... pours a dark black body that sports an off-white, thick, creamy head that arcs into extensive coral... the thick scent of vanilla, creme brulee, lactic acid, sweet bourbon, peat, and more bourbon--this hits with strength and allure....its first sip is ridiculously smooth and easy... there is not a hint of alcohol in its medium body, with a creaminess that resides well after it begins... subtly destructive... the vanilla and bourbon make this an unbelievable flavor, with residual peat, brackish malts that rise like sweet rye... this is a beer I cannot believe was available for eight bucks a grunt, making an event of the night... takes the Dirty Bastard and ups the ante..

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4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rkarimi
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11-22-18

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4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Definitely looks beautiful. Dark dark copper with a dense and almost luscious tan head. Bourbon comes through on the nose, a little vanilla, and caramel. Taste is very nice. The bourbon really does add something to the acotch ale that really ramps up the interest. The bourbon is strong and very forward, but then you get a nice sweetness of caramel/maple syrup, with a noticeable lingering bourbon after taste with a bit of bitter abv. A very nice style, perfect for the end of a chilly day working outside and relaxing.

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4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.94/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Stone The Crows! LOL! This is one badass beer. Absolutely insane flavor explosion! Yes....It's a 5 out of 5 for what it is and the style of beer. Tastes like a creamy Makers Mark with some sweet coconut and vanilla added. Fabulous!

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Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,567 ratings