Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard
8,151 Ratings
Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%

I gave it an aggressive pour from an ice cold bottle into a glass. It had a 2 finger head with no viable carbonation.

This was just brewed in October so its nice and fresh because its a seasonal beer. I smell freshness and it smells like a tall glass of Jack Daniels the oak punches ya right in the nose.

The mouth feel is a little tart and somewhat thick.

It has a knockout punch of aged oak barrels, I love Jack so its a big win for me.

Overall I like this beer, its my first time having this from Founders and its well worth it, the oak and only slightly bitter make it a win for me. It has a 10.2% ABV so sip it slow but this one has a way of creeping up on ya, good job Founders.

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Photo of blankenhoney
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 10/3/13, poured into a snifter. Thanks to Nick for throwing this in as an extra.

A: Dark amber coming out of the bottle, but nearly black in the glass. Light khaki lacing.

S: Oak, dark fruits, caramel, and booze; light vanilla; lots of barrel and alcohol.

T: Bourbon-soaked butterscotch; sweet and malty; slight bitterness from the hops; oaky and vanilla sweetness on the aftertaste.

M: Smooth and oily; coats the palate nicely.

O: Not much of a wee heavy fan, and I didn't enjoy this beer the first time I had it. But after having it on tap and again in the bottle, it's really grown on me. Smell is fantastic, and taste and mouthfeel work together for a great drinking experience.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,151 ratings
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