Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.28/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Another Founders. This time in the backwoods. Bottle dated 15th October 2012.
Poured into a snifter, One finger thick tan colored head that soon dissipates into a ring. Excellent lacing. Hazy cloudy appearance with a lot of suspensions, probably of yeast. Color is dark brown comparatively transparent for a dark color. Ruby hue appears in the light. Almost no observable bubbles.
Smell : Some caramel that is prominent. Along with some burnt, smoky nose and a little alcohol. Oak barrel aging is only somewhat apparent.
Taste : Tastes like some kind of burnt up malt syrup. High on caramel, low on hops. some flavors of vanilla and alcohol. I personally do not like the taste. Sweet finish. Some wood flavor, that is very hidden.
Mouth feel : Medium bodied feel that is smooth due to moderate to low carbonation. Excellent warmth due to high ABV 10.2%. Not astringent at all due to alcohol, hops, or carbonation. So easy to drink.
This is a one strong ale. Way strong.
Style rate : For a strong scotch ale, it is good 4.25
Personally : 3.75, mainly due to alcohol and easy drinkability. Onthe lower side due to taste that puts me off. I won't buy it next time.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 18:32:13 | More by AmitC
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