Founders Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a flat glistening cola perception.

Mellifluous aromas of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, graham crackers, glazed donuts and I almost forgot, bourbon.

Bourbon forefront with peat malt. Sweet caramel, vanilla wafers and alcohol.

Velvety, warming and inviting.

Malt heads dream. Bourbon is spot on and drinkable now- no need to tame this one down. Very difficult to get around here but yet thru tenuous searching, was able to score a few 4 pks. Definitely worth the hunt down and reminds me every year that Thanksgiving is around the corner. Very similar to my liking of Central Waters barrel aging. Fantastic BA scotch ale!

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

Bought a 4 pack from Southtown Beverages November 2013.

Poured from a bottle into a nonic, served at cellar temp.

appearance: beautiful chestnut brown with 3 fingers of light brown khaki head, awesome lacing.

aroma: sweet bourbon, pancake batter, vanilla, butter.

mouthfeel: super. Soft yet full and tangible.

taste: Bourbon, while prominent on the nose is well blended into the taste of dark fruit,brown sugar, vanilla and oak.

notes: Founders, what a brewery!

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,356 ratings
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