RATINGS: 1819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Big and delicious for your perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. Its a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Aroma: Bourbon and raisins with light molasses and vanilla. Appearance: Poured a rich dark brown with light head. Taste: Very bourbon heavy with strong underlying vanilla tones. This is a very sweet beer. Overall: Although this is a very good beer, it is just not quite my thing. It is almost too sweet. Still a really good beer but I wouldn't actively seek it out again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1429) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Tap; pours clear amber with a white head; aroma caramel, scotch, roast malt with some oak and vanilla hints; taste is sweet with caramel, vanilla, scotch, and roast malts; finish is dry and boozy; very nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aherbelste (85) - - DEC 2, 2016
Color is dark granet, its almost opaque. Foam is white and inconsistent. Intense and amazing aroma, which is roasted malts, sugars, dark fruits, cinnamon and liquor. Also some smoke notes are present. Taste is great, a good mix of sweet and bitter. Full body, pretty dense, low carbonation, oily texture. Overall, an excellent ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beern (40) - Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Pours black and translucent amber with a two finger head, with a nose of caramel and malt. Tastes of caramel, malt, bourbon/whiskey with alcohol upfront per 11.2% ABV with a sweet, very mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass From: Bine & Vine Bottles Sop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for a 4-pack Purchased: Oct. 25, 2016 Consumed: Oct. 30, 2016 Reviewed as: Scotch / Wee Heavy Misc.: 2016 release; Bottled Sept. 22, 2016 at 5:56 p.m. ET Had been wanting to try this one for a long time. Finally saw it in stores for the first time at Bine & Vine. Wanted to get just a 12-oz. bottle, but they only had them in 4-packs. Ended up pulling the trigger for $14.99, picking up the last one. The label says it all - Scotch-Style Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels. Poured a dark brown-to-light-black color with two fingers of khaki-tan frothy head. A few bubble streams coming up at various points on the glass. World-class spiderweb foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50) Smelled a mix of boozy bourbon and deep oaky notes. Wow, very appealing. Digging deeper got vanilla, caramel, toffee, leathery tobacco, raisins, dates, oak chips, cocoa, sticky dark fruits and Whoppers candy. Cooled down on the nose as it went down. Really had me wanting to try it. (Smell - 4.50) Tasted very similar to the nose, but maybe not quite as good. Getting woody oak chips, smooth bourbon, subdued vanilla, raisins, dates, some earthy tobacco, cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, roasty malts, more dark fruits (plum?), caramel malts, touch of brown sugar, still getting Whoppers candy, maybe the malted chocolate, and toasted toffee. Wow, feeling that 11.2 pct. warming down my stomach. This is wonderful. (Taste - 4.25) Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.50) This was just awesome. Even better than I thought it was going to be. (Overall - 4.50) 4.40 98 A

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffaoe (471) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2016
light malt and bourbon aromas. color is dark red/black with thin brown head. taste is initially of roasted malts followed by strong oak/bourbon flavors. slight hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1820) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Founders Backwoods Bastard has a thin, khaki head, a red-amber-brown appearance, some bubbles, and a bit of spider web lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of oak, vanilla, liquor, and grain. Taste is of those elements, along with dried fruit and noticeable, balancing hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Backwoods Bastard finishes semi-dry. RJT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2660) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2016 Bottle from Specs in Corpus Christi. Dark clear reddish brown with a creamy cream colored head. Aroma of raisins, toast, caramel, a hint of red wine, and whisky barrel. Tastes lightly sweet and boozy, woody, and a touch bitter. Medium-full bodied and a tiny bit dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wrlangin (203) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2016
12 oz bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours ruby red with small to medium tan head. Boozey, slightly sweet aroma. Flavours are toasted/smoked malt, cherries, and maybe caramel. Barrel aging is perfect and has completely merged with the base beer. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
StLsportsfan (68) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Damn good. A Scottish-Christmas hug. Yum. Nose is a wonderful tease, and the taste delivers. Caramel, booze, oak. Excellence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (3403) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2016
Bottle, Vintage 2014. Reddish amber color with beige ring. Aroma is raisins, chocolate, figs, booze. Taste is more raisins, sirupy, sweetish booze, warming finish. Fine-bubbled, low-to-medium carbonation. Very nice Barleywine!

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