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Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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4.35/5
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8,219 Ratings
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard
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:
#335
Reviews:
1,861
Ratings:
8,219
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,022
Gots:
3,322
Trade:
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Ratings: 8,219 |  Reviews: 1,861
Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer fresh, had it aged. Had it ice cold and had it room temperature warm. Tastes best a year aged at room temperature warm poured into a snifter. Perhaps even better with more years, only time will tell.

Look is ruby red, copper dark with flavors of dark fruit, oak, caramel, toffee, and creamy bourbon. Perfect November slow sipper.

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Photo of jt354
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rgk3
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, Carmel, boozy with just a tiny bit of bitterness. Really, really good.

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

Photo of NathanBeets
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

To the eyes this brew is quite dark with some ruby red tones towards the bottom of the glass. Light tan head that disappears quickly.

This beer fizzles on the palete.

The aromas I am getting are oak-y, dark fruits, caramel, chocolate and boozey bourbon.

Taste is fantastic. Lots of ooey gooey caramel and milk chocolate.

Highly recommended. I would go out of my way to acquire this beer.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MIBeerGeek
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shade1951
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shocked! I really wasn't expecting... the smell. Even now, writing this, I'm taking whiffs. When the label says "Backwoods," it's truth in labeling, for sure. Sawdust. Compost? Definitely decay. Dank. Like in the basement of a basement dank. If one really likes the smell of nature - the very earthy, stinky smell of nature, the smell of this beer will do the trick.

I don't think I like the smell. But I'm not sure. I hate to do this, but... you know how if you stick a fingertip in your navel and smell it, you are repulsed and intrigued at the same time? Or... maybe that's just me. if so, never mind.

The look is interesting. Strange lacing like I've never seen before. Spots of lace, like measles, along the glass.

The taste is kind of sweet... at first. And then... maybe liquid compost? It's actually rather complex, but hard to describe. Like the look, it's interesting. Is the flavor good? I'm just not sure. But I'm drinking it, and not inclined to drain pour it.

This beer would go well with watching "Deliverance." I'm not even kidding. Whoever named this beer did so for a pretty good reason. Take a few sips while listening to "Dueling Banjos." This is an ominous beer.

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

Photo of Vader444
4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shortbox81
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffkaller
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very easy sipping! nice!

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Photo of Cat_Marcoux
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of Hrodebert
4.97/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark deep ruby, heavy deep amber close to brown with a solid head. looks like a big barleywine

smell is sweet and full of raisin and malt. in a good way! clean and refreshing

taste starts almost salty. raisin, leather and slight scotch.

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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

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

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris7482
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fitzy01
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Safety
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,219 ratings
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