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:
#620
Reviews:
1,958
Ratings:
8,555
pDev:
10.11%
 
 
Wants:
1,047
Gots:
3,458
Trade:
268
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I would surely consider myself a beer nut and this is the "Holy Grail" of beers that I have had. Great from first taste to finish. The body of this beer is heavy with a sweet after taste. Vanilla and Caramel taste all throughout. Perfect head from a tap pour. I have had other scotch or whiskey ales and they don't come close to the taste of this beer. I am really surprised to see very little reviews on beer.

This is a definate sipper and not a liter mug guzzler.

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Pours a deep dark ruby-brown. Nearly black. Half finger of head.

Smells divine. Oak, bourbon, cherries, caramel, vanilla, bit of coconut. Such a beautiful smelling beer.

Taste is astonishing. Bourbon undertones with dark smokey malts. Background of vanilla and cherry. Toasty, roasty, smokey and just so good.

Medium body, goes down super smooth. Very slight burn but nothing bad. Nothing not great about this beer.

One of my favorite beers. Super delicious and satisfying.

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Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,555 ratings