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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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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

No beer is perfect, and it is totally by preference. And I will go out and say this is by far the best beer i've had so far. If you love bourbon, this beer is great. Some say this is a sipper, and I agree to enjoy it best. Aroma, look, labeling, very very pleased.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a mahogany, almost cherry Coke like color with 1 finger of off-white caramel colored head. Some light does sneak through.

Aroma is an absolute bourbon bomb! Down-right delicious smelling beer. Tons of bourbon, charred oak, molasses, and loads of vanilla. A perfect smelling bourbon-barrel aged beer.

Taste is again dominated by bourbon, vanilla, smokiness, and oak. Middle of the mouth, a kiss of tangy hops shine through, but they quickly fade to the finishing notes. There is a beautiful toffee, caramel, and almost brown butter-like nuttiness in the finish. Alcohol heat and spice extend pass the sip. The mouthfeel is relatively thick, but thins out near the end of the sip.

Overall, this is an absolutely fantastic beer. I need to pick up more of this and would love to age a few bottles! The only thing is the carbonation is maybe a touch too much, as it makes the beer feel a bit too light or thin. While it is not thin by any means, it could be a bit thicker with a more creamy mouthfeel if the carbonation was less. Still a fantastic brew! I see this pairing well with a freshly baked, warmly-spiced fruit cake. It gets a 95/100.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Finally found a 4 pack and everything i heard about this beer is true!! Very tasty dessert like taste...founders again brings their A game

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I poured a 2014 into a tulip glass while watching a movie. It was over 2 years old and had aged beautifully. Dark amberish with a decent head. It smelled like raisins and figs with a sweetness that said "try me". It was very smooth with the perfect amount of heat and enough of the bourbon to give that taste that I love without overpowering the great scotch ale that it is. I loved it.

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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 8,157 ratings
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