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:
#694
Reviews:
1,947
Ratings:
8,512
pDev:
10.11%
 
 
Wants:
1,042
Gots:
3,449
Trade:
268
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Photo of StanleysCup
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.64/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gardner254
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobN43
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep in color, relaxed lacing; fell easily to the side of the glass. The nose of a great former brew, reminded me of Les Trois Mousquitaires Rauchbier, sweet and subtly oaky. I will grab another 4-pack very soon.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.76/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MitchVanSomf
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is exactly what fall and winter should be. Sip this by a roaring fire, not a drinker.

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Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wl2bill
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little heavy handed on the smoky notes otherwise a great beer. This is definitely a sipper,the flavors and aromas change nicely as it warms. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of snapp1422
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tone77
3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of molasses, whiskey. Taste is whiskey, dark fruits, molasses, malts, somewhat sweet, alcohol is present throughout. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer worth trying.

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4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark semi-transparent appearance with tan head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a sweet malt with bourbon. Taste is also a pleasant blend of malt and boubon that is slightly sweet and smooth.

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Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Low_Hanging_Hops
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deg
4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Old_Dead_Oak
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Murray0420
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this one... One of my favorite 4sure

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

Photo of lalhart4
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Opaque brown body, looks like root beer or cola. Finger head, sticky lacing.

Strong molasses notes, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, figs, raisins, and dates.

Initially very sweet, upfront with notes of butterscotch, caramel, dark fruit, and toffee. Vanilla body. Dark chocolate aftertaste. Feels very creamy smooth.

A delicate oaky beer compiled with dark flavors, along with a sweet assortment of notes for balance. Excellent.

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4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tzat
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lelampp
3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wati47
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,512 ratings