Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It pours a quite clear mahogany with dark amber margins. A thin finger of light tan head dwindles in an instant to fine surface swirls. Cords of lacing rope the inside of the glass.
In the aroma, the malt is dense and obviously sweet with brown sugar, toffee, and plum, and earthy with cocoa and medium strength coffee. A touch of soy and a vapory vent of alcohol round things out.
Upon sipping, thick malt washes in with sloe, brown sugar, mocha coffee, and unsweetened cocoa, not to mention molasses and dark toffee. Baked biscuit and roasted nuts provide a ground for a warm current of overt alcohol. Mere hints of hop spice tease before malt asserts again with slightly sweet caramel and dark baked bread. Bitterness builds steadily toward a finish that crisps but never forgoes the grain as it fades. This is a tasty malt beast with no pretense or pretending.
Between medium and full bodied, the flow is like light treacle and it ends with a dry gust.
First comes malt, second comes malt, and third comes the malt, always malty, nutty, and earthy sweet. Lord, I wonder what the wort smells like as it boils! Anyway, this malty bastard also sports a seriously buff ABV that heats and hazes. Still, it drinks happily, if malt be your thing. So I'm not sure if I mentioned malt, but it is malty, and damned proud of it. Enjoy it, friends, for the no-airs prideful creation it is.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2008 17:32:48 | More by Foxman
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