Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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4.35/5
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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: Fall

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

Added by CortexBomb on 01-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#352
Reviews:
1,934
Ratings:
8,465
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,041
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3,437
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Ratings: 8,465 |  Reviews: 1,934
Photo of edthehead
3.87/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jrb378
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clicktreasures
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

DID NOT want to spend 20 bucks on 4 beers to share at a 4th of july party... but I had to sample one on the ride to the party and WOW! nope NOT sharing these jewels... Absolutely on the best beers Ive had in a long while.. from the carmel color to the hint of coconut taste.. simply awesome.. I did let my gf sample a taste and even she was convinced.. it is great!

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

Dirty Bastard is incredible-Backwoods Bastard is impeccable! So yum

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Photo of kevin3046
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark dirty brown with a thin tan head. Decent lacing. The smell is of cooked molasses and malt with caramel and bourbon. Tastes of heavy malty syrupy malts with some fruity and spicy notes, and light hops. Very chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. There is no doubt that this is a very well made beer. But it is a little too syrupy sweet and malty for my taste. It could stand a few more hops and a little less malts. Still, a very good beer, but one at a time is enough to satisfy you for a while. Would not recommend this for a session beer.

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspirit
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of irishkyle21
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of KennyWhite
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MEEK6382
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of h4ger
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of npendres
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeandduke
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6/7/18: 2017 release, 12 ounce poured into snifter. ($6 per beer, four pack, purchased at Capone's). Pitch black pour, razor thin lacing. Strong bourbon aroma, Chocolate and bourbon predominant taste, hint of coffee. Strong carbonation holds, thin texture, easy drinking. ABV packs a punch.

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Photo of spectru
3.59/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Semi-opaque dark chocolate with a thin tan colored head, lots of lacing; A rich aroma with a whiff of alcohol, a hint of bread; Rich full-bodied flavor, chocolate and alcohol. Feels alcoholic, tangy, moderate carbonation. "Aged in oak bourbon barrels" the label says - The flavor leaves no doubt. Interesting - glad I tried it, but not one that I will drink frequently,

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Photo of Strix
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy chestnut color with huge cream head

Bourbon, vanilla, maple in the nose

Sweet malt, sugar, vanilla, maple, bourbon. Hint of alcohol in the finish, nice complex blend.

Medium-thick mouthfeel.

A lovely sipper.

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

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

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark ruby red with a thick tan foamy head and very sticky lacing.
N: Big bourbon notes up front with some coffee, chocolate, and caramel.
T: Lots of bourbon on this one with a mix of coffee, chocolate, and a semi-sweet feel of caramel/vanilla.
M:Full
O: Wow, big flavors on this one, outstanding bourbon notes but at the same time the rest of the flavors come thru. Well done barrel aged beer.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.52/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,465 ratings