Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,172 | Reviews: 1,420 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MikeTaz:
4.75/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
One of the top 5 beers I have had thus far. Just a phenomenal brew.
The pour was such a deep red that you almost couldn't see through it. Half inch head that held up for a while and provided a sort of barrier to the gold underneath.
Smell was slightly sweet and some at the table thought chocolate but it wasn't quite that.
Taste was amazing. Superbly creamy and smooth at the front before the oak came through and kicked you at the back.
The beer stood up to everything we ate and seemed to get better as the glass went on. I had intended to keep trying different things they had on tap but this beer stopped me and demanded a second. The ABV is the only thing that would prevent me from downing a 6 pack per sitting.
Serving type: cask
04-05-2009 01:31:15 | More by MikeTaz
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a muddy brown color with just a hint of red to it. Thin sandy colored head simmers down quickly, leaving just a thin layer above the beer.
S: The bourbon definitely jumps out at you right away. Toasted coconut, vanilla, burnt caramel, brown sugar, spicy oak and just a bit of marshmallow. Smells pretty great.
T: Tons of rich maltiness right off the bat with a lot of caramel, oak, molasses, vanilla and bourbon. The finish brings some heavy oak and some light cinnamon and charred wood. Mouthfeel is slick and gives the sweeter caramel flavors a bit of a buttery feel. This is pretty good stuff. Way up there on my list of scotch ales.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:21:10 | More by notchucknorris
4.01/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle 2013 release poured into a snifter glass.
A: Dark brown body with a khaki brown head
S: Smells strongly of bourbon could be a bit more complex.
T: Taste of bourbon and vanilla upfront along with some darker fruits.
M: Slight alcohol burn but nothing off putting by any means. Mouthfeel is a bit light for a beer of this caliber.
O: Real decent scotch ale. Not the best barrel aged beer I've had but it is defiantly one that I will pick up year after year.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 00:20:09 | More by watermelon
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,172 ratings.