Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: A medium-dark copper with a deep ruby hue and excellent clarity. The light tan head doesn't get very big but dissipates slowly.
S: A moderately-strong aroma of whiskey and oak with some of the cinnamon and vanilla aromas the the wood brings to the party. The alcohol aroma is moderately-strong warning of the potent potable you're about to drink. The aromas of a Wee Heavy sit just below that of the oak, with that rich malt and caramel aroma along with an earthy peatiness, not that the charred bourbon barrel might not have brought it's own phenols as well. A light diacetyl aroma and no hops
T: A moderately-strong caramel malt rich flavor balanced more by the alcohol than the light hops bitterness. There is a lot of the oak and bourbon presence here with a moderately-light vanilla flavor. A moderate amount of the earthy and peaty flavors and a light smoke but nothing like a Rauch Bier and not harsh at all. The balance is moderately sweet with a farily sweet finish. The aftertaste is malty sweet and a earthy.
M: Medium-full bodied, seeming even thicker with a moderately-low slickness. The alcohol provides a substantial warmth sure to take the chill of a cold night or at least make one relativity numb after a second bottle.
O: A potent, earth, sweet beer that stop short of being cloying but it definitely weighs in as a desert beer but that's the style. If you don't like sweet beers stay away. The Wee Heavy has the richness and boldness to let the oak and whiskey really infuse this beer with a lot of there character and the balance between the base beer and the oak is spot on.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2012 01:30:47 | More by MadScientist
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Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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