Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Backwoods Bastard
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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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Ratings: 8,139 |  Reviews: 1,847
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%
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 -8.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Danny1217
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours brown, with a ruby tint. Not a lot of head, but scotch ale isn't a very highly carbonated style. Some lacing. Excellent clarity.
Huge bourbon aroma. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, spice, coconut? Lots of complexity. Very inviting.
Some bourbon on the palate too, but very balanced. Sweet caramel malts, biscuits, vanilla, dark fruits. Yum. Medium body and low carbonation. A flawless beer.

A wonderful barrel aged beer at a reasonable price point. Greatest thing ever? One of them.

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4/5  rDev -8%

Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 8,139 ratings
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