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:
#341
Reviews:
1,909
Ratings:
8,385
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a deeply cloudy garnet brown with a small head that disappears immediately. nose; exactly as you would hope for the style - bourbon barrel oak, molasses/malt & vanilla. taste; brings the nose home - dominant sweet barrel oak, toasted grain, brown sugar, leafy hop, vanilla with some raisin & fig sweets. yes, a touch boozy as expected. aftertaste is sweet, smokey malt, fig and oak. highly carbonated with a medium+ body that turns creamy if held for a second or 2. i'm pretty sure the 2015 variant i'm reviewing here is edging out the previous ones i've had. a big 11.6% abv sipper that offers real depth and complexity. founders works their magic again with this nice piece of craftsmanship. ;)

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Great bourbon flavor but doesn't overpower.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

OMG. Seriously. This is the best barrel-aged beer I've ever tasted. I'd give some details, but bursitis in both shoulders makes even this micro-review/rave difficult. Maybe I'll have another for pain relief? Twist my arm ...

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Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,385 ratings