10.2% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Dark brown with red tint. No head. Cloudy.
Aroma: Bourbon. More bourbon.
Taste: All bourbon upfront. Sweet after notes.
Mouthfeel: Malty, medium body.
Founders Backwoods Bastard is a boozy, oaky offering akin to its predecessor, Dirty Bastard. Be sure not to drink this one too chilled or you’ll miss the brilliance of this bourbon barrel aged ale. When it warms, the overpowering bourbon calms and reveals the vanilla, caramel and roasted malts. The finish is sweet but still boozy, leaving that slight twinge on your taste buds. This annual specialty offering by Founders will please anyone, from the craft beer enthusiast to those who enjoy their beverages on the rocks.