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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4.81/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into brandy snifter.
A - Radiant auburn body. Quite a bit of sediment, which is likely tasty bourbon sludge. A thin off-white head forms on the top.
S - Well, true to the style it smells like bourbon. Hints of vanilla, burnt sugar, and cherry also are present.
T - Right away, a luxurious oaky vanilla bourbon flavor rushes over the palate. Then comes a malty biscuit and cookie sweetness typical of Scottish ales, with black cherry and a hint of smoke. The finish is wonderfully boozy and comes full circle with a return to bourbon. Delightful.
M - Thick without being syrupy. The carbonation is just enough to lift up the heft of the booze.
O - Right up there with KBS. The barrel-aging process brings a new layer of depth Founders' heavy Scottish ale, which can be a tad on the sweet side. I find that at first this beer can have quite bite from the alcohol, but after 6 months to a year in the cellar it mellows out to be just about perfect.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 00:17:56 | More by hail_seitan
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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