Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by CManuel:
4.75/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Fresh batch from Nov. '12.
Poured pretty vigorously into a tulip glass.
A-very small head that quickly goes away. very dark brown color, almost chocolate black in appearance.
S-A sweet bourbon smell hits you first, followed by lots of earthy notes and malty goodness.
T-A really nice, bourbon sweetness hits you first. Its not overpowering, but you can definitely feel the bourbon presence in this beer. In the middle I get a lot of earthy, mostly woody notes. Finally, the beer finishes out with a slight sweetness from the malts. Doesn't taste nearly as boozy as I'd expect. Taste is well balanced.
M-a bit more thin than i was expecting, considering the style. overall doesn't detract from the awesomeness of this beer.
O-Easily hands down one of my favorite Founders offering, and hands down my favorite wee-heavy. I'm glad I got a few 4 packs of this to sip on for the next few weeks. Its incredibly balanced, and no one flavor is really overpowering. I'm amazed at how balanced and drinkable this beer is. Well done Founders, well done.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2012 18:02:59 | More by CManuel
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a muddy brown color with just a hint of red to it. Thin sandy colored head simmers down quickly, leaving just a thin layer above the beer.
S: The bourbon definitely jumps out at you right away. Toasted coconut, vanilla, burnt caramel, brown sugar, spicy oak and just a bit of marshmallow. Smells pretty great.
T: Tons of rich maltiness right off the bat with a lot of caramel, oak, molasses, vanilla and bourbon. The finish brings some heavy oak and some light cinnamon and charred wood. Mouthfeel is slick and gives the sweeter caramel flavors a bit of a buttery feel. This is pretty good stuff. Way up there on my list of scotch ales.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:21:10 | More by notchucknorris
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,191 ratings.