Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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4.29/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from 10/3/13, poured into a snifter. Thanks to Nick for throwing this in as an extra.
A: Dark amber coming out of the bottle, but nearly black in the glass. Light khaki lacing.
S: Oak, dark fruits, caramel, and booze; light vanilla; lots of barrel and alcohol.
T: Bourbon-soaked butterscotch; sweet and malty; slight bitterness from the hops; oaky and vanilla sweetness on the aftertaste.
M: Smooth and oily; coats the palate nicely.
O: Not much of a wee heavy fan, and I didn't enjoy this beer the first time I had it. But after having it on tap and again in the bottle, it's really grown on me. Smell is fantastic, and taste and mouthfeel work together for a great drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 00:53:27 | More by blankenhoney
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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