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:
8,119
Reviews:
1,843
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.56%
 
 
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1,018
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 bottling (exact date ineligible) poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass
A: Pure brown color with a one-finger head
S: Caramel, sweet bourbon, coconut
T: Sweet. Bourbon. Caramel. Vanilla. A bit fruity. Nice complexity and balance
M: Medium bodied, very smooth. Can't taste the alcohol
O: I would love to compare this to a non-barred aged version but as it is it's quite pleasant

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3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut brown color. You can see some sediment floating within the body of the beer. The head is minimal. The aroma is heavy with bourbon and perhaps a bit of fig and oak. The mouthfeel is thick,sticky and with a lingering warmth in the aftertaste. This beer is all malt but that malt is buried within the bourbon. Much more depth emerges in the flavor as it warms.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 8,119 ratings.
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