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: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Founders snifter. Bottled 10/03/13

A - Deep deep amber, almost brown. Started with one finger of tannish head that quickly dissipated

S - Initial hit of sweet heavy malt. Very faint dark fruit. Then the bourbon smell kicks in with nice vanilla aroma. Also getting a lot of caramel/toffee. There seems to be a lot going on as far as aroma goes

T - The taste is just perfection in my opinion. One of the most well-balanced beers I have tasted. Starts with more of the caramel and dark fruit flavors. Followed by a nice vanilla taste from the bourbon. Also getting brown sugar. Love the finish....very nice bit from the bourbon with a distinct oak flavor

M - Medium body. A bit more carbonation than I originally expected but I feel it balances out the beer completely. Creamy and soft but the carbonation works well with it

O - Truly one of my favorites, perfectly balanced. Perfectly boozy in my opinion. One of Founders best right here

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 8,104 ratings.
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