Backwoods Bastard | Founders Brewing Company

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4.35/5
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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
Ranking:
#350
Reviews:
1,921
Ratings:
8,421
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,034
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3,422
Trade:
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Ratings: 8,421 |  Reviews: 1,921
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jas45678
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into snifter

Pours a deep amber-brown with a tiny head and a little lacing. Smell is bourbon, carmel, molasses, butterscotch and vanilla. Taste is bourbon up front with the flavors of the nose in the background. Mouthfeel is a little light with a low amount of carbonation. Overall it is a great scotch ale, definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle acquired in the greater Washington D.C. area, 2012 vintage (bottled 10/5/12), poured into my NEBCO Gandhi-Bot snifter, drank 10/3/13 over an hour:

A: 3/3 - dark mahogany-brown coloration, minimal clarity and even , pours thickly into a subtle glass lacing

S: 11/12 - rich, intense bourbon-soaked malt flavor and alcohol

T: 18/20 - on the anterior tongue, it's expected from the aroma...rich malt and bourbon/rum complexity is intense; in the middle of the mouth, the flavors continue to envelope with an intense malt complexity (figs, caramel and toffee) with a huge alcohol profile ; the bourbon barrel just sits on the tongue until taking the next sip

M: 4/5 - high bodied; appropriate carbonation; alcohol just sits on the tongue like a sumo wrestler on opioids

O: 9/10 - I have had this beer before around this time last year, and, while I thought that the flavor profile was intense then, I was hoping that it would settle in and some of the malt complexity would shine though; however, it's still one of the most intense tasting beers ~1 year after bottling; it's an excellent beer but a small sipper that should be the last beer of the evening in a snifter

TOTAL = 45/50

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Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,421 ratings