Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Beelzebeer:
4.33/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
bottle served in tulip, date has been scratched off the bottle. approx 1 year old.
A - Pours a raw umber (haha) colour with 1/2 mocha coloured head, that quickly dissipates. A little lacing. Pours and looks fairly thick
S - Bourbon, blackstrap molasses, and a little booze.
T - All molasses and malt off the top, with a medium carbination, with a smooth, yet very present, bourbon trailing behind. smooth finish leads into a boozy after taste, but less than expected given its ABV
M - Thick, but not too dense. Heavy, mild syrup. Quite enjoyable
O - A really nice bear. I had it on tap once at the ginger man in NYC and I rememberd it to have a little less bourbon. Could be mistaken. Or maybe it's the aging that has changed it. But I would think it would be the opposite. Either way, pretty nice beer. Could do with a little less bourbon, but would definitely have it again.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2012 21:03:28 | More by Beelzebeer
More User Reviews:
4.95/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I finally got my hands on this brew that I've been dying to try at a local bar/restaurant and I was my disappointed.
Smell- oak, coco, Carmel, bourbon
Taste- wow..I was blown away, like the nose oak, Carmel, coco, some vanilla, smokiness, scotch and bourbon. One of the best tasting brews I've had!
Mouthfeel- full bodied and smooth with some creaminess. So good.
Overall- this was exceeded my expectations..so complex and tasty..I didn't want to stop drinking it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2014 02:33:21 | More by gangstafaceclay
4.39/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Refrigerated but served after sitting on counter for 40 minutes. Poured into Spiegelau tulip from 355 ml bottle. Best before date on bottle 09/17/2014.
Middle of the road pour, not too gentle or aggressive. Very minimal head. Collar maintained throughout the drink. Very deep ruby red in colour. Very murky.
Smells like oak and bourbon. With a very deep inhale, I feel a burn in the back of my throat. Very oakey.
Tastes very oakey from the barrel aging. Oak is very prominent I the flavour profile. Bourbon flavours very present. Boozy. Slight caramel flavoured sweetness.
Carbonation is a bit biting which enhances the alcohol burn. Slightly astringent.
Overall, while Scotch ales are not my favourite style, this is easily the best of the style I've had to date. Glad I picked up 4, hope I can get my hands on more eventually.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 02:14:32 | More by KrisDLSmith
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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