Founders presents a big, bold Scotch Ale with generous bourbon and toffee flavours
scotch ale / wee heavy
Ruby-tinted caramel body, fine off-white head
Fruit, caramel, malt, whisky, chocolate
Caramel, fruit, roasted malt, bourbon, spice, woody, jammy
rich & toffee
According to Ratebeer, Backwoods Bastard by Founders Brewing Company is the world’s third best Scotch Ale. Quite some boast, but Backwoods Bastard more than lives up to the hype.
Seeping out of the ruby-tinted caramel coloured body is a rich bouquet of candied fruit, roasted malt, bourbon, spices and attractive woody, whisky notes.
This warming profile reappears on the tongue, with more dried fruit and bourbon whisky tones, that leads to an exquisitely chocolaty, vanilla-tinged crescendo.
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