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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3.48/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Founders Backwoods Bastard - 10.2% ABV - 2012 Vintage, consumed November 17, 2013
Pours a dark ruby-brown hue with a sliver of tan froth and a few dots of lacing on the snifter. Head subsides after a couple of sips. Smell and taste are oak barrel, bourbon, slight smoke, cocoa, apple, ethanol, brown sugar, caramel and molasses-like sweetness, earthy-peaty notes, dark pit fruit, and a warm booziness to end. The nuanced aromas appeal to me but the flavour is a little too sweet and boozy for my liking. Mouthfeel is full side of medium-bodied, lush and silky middle, low carbonation, some alcoholic warmth going down. Not nearly as robust and full-bodied as you would expect for the style and weight. Overall, this was fun to try but I wouldn’t seek it out again.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 01:18:22 | More by cratez
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,580 ratings.