Founders 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: Fall

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

Added by CortexBomb on 01-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8,131
Reviews:
1,844
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.56%
 
 
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2013 12oz bottle release poured on 08/03/14 into a snifter

Appearance is dark brown with a minimal khakis head. Seeing particulates that have appeared in the brew since enjoying on the release day.

Aroma is slight bourbon, vanilla, caramel with some oak, And... Something else. Maybe coconut... Just smells sweet but not dark fruit.

Taste is heavy Scotch and oak. This dwindles with warmth and air. Picking up faint vanilla on the back end. No hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth with harsh hot tones present fresh out of the beer fridge. The hot mellows with warmth. Slight to moderate body. Still a 4/5.

Overall a great beer. Compared to KBS, I would give 4 of this to 1 KBS. However, I feel this is a more complex beer. I am unsure as to how this directly compares with fresh vs aged (even though I've had both). Yet still great!

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 8,131 ratings.
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