Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Backwoods Bastard pours a dark cherry brown color; there is a nice tint where the light sneaks through in the edge of the glass. A bit of sediment gradually sinks to the bottom of the glass, and there is not much head to speak of on top.
Bourbon definitely comes through in the aroma. Bourbon and oak coat a very malty base beer. Caramel, maple, and smooth grains provide the base aroma.
The flavor is strong, smooth, and reminds me of a bourbon barrel old ale (in a good way). The bourbon is noticeable first, with sweet caramel, raisins, with a bit of molasses, peat, cocoa powder, and hazelnut as well.
The body is full and rich, with carbonation on the low side. There is a very light alcohol burn on my tongue and in my throat, but I expect this in a 10% Wee Heavy. There is a little bit of oily residue behind my lips after each sip.
This has less peat and smoke than other Scotch Ales, but being mistaken for a very good old ale is not a bad thing. I distinctly enjoyed this beer and would like to have it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2012 05:16:44 | More by KickInTheChalice
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