Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dennoman:
3.98/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2011 vintage bottle. This was part of a Founders 4-pack I traded with PaulMcConnell (outstanding BA!). He claimed this was his favorite of the lot, no mean feat knowing the other beers were KBS, FBS and Devil Dancer!
A: Pours a lush, dark brown with a thin tan head. It looks like it's gonna be a big beer. And oh boy, it is. It ever so is.
S: Oak, bourbon, butterscotch candies.
T: Dark sugar, oak, butterscotch, caramel, subtle bitterness, bourbon boozy warmth. Delicious.
M: Coating, sticky, warm as it slides down. Boozy, but not hot.
O: A beautiful strong scotch ale, warm and comforting. Sweet, but nowhere near clawing. Very balanced and a perfect introduction to the style. Packed full of flavour, but not extreme. That seems to be Founders in a nutshell. Great stuff!
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2012 20:19:39 | More by Dennoman
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4.29/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from 10/3/13, poured into a snifter. Thanks to Nick for throwing this in as an extra.
A: Dark amber coming out of the bottle, but nearly black in the glass. Light khaki lacing.
S: Oak, dark fruits, caramel, and booze; light vanilla; lots of barrel and alcohol.
T: Bourbon-soaked butterscotch; sweet and malty; slight bitterness from the hops; oaky and vanilla sweetness on the aftertaste.
M: Smooth and oily; coats the palate nicely.
O: Not much of a wee heavy fan, and I didn't enjoy this beer the first time I had it. But after having it on tap and again in the bottle, it's really grown on me. Smell is fantastic, and taste and mouthfeel work together for a great drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 00:53:27 | More by blankenhoney
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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