Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours a deep brown color with ruby hues when held to light. About two fingers of off-white head dissipate to about a finger and leave streaks of foamy lacing.
S: The nose is not as strong as I would expect. I definitely get strong whiffs of bourbon and vanilla, but they are somewhat muted. The characteristic malty caramel scotch ale aroma lingers somewhere in the background as well. Notes of butterscotch as well.
T/M: Notes of caramel and molasses up front give way to definitive notes of vanilla, bourbon and oak in the finish. There is a slight alcohol burn as it goes down, but it is impressively smooth and full bodied for a beer that is over 10%. Very little hop bitterness to speak of. My only criticism is that for such a big beer it's flavors are not very assertive.
O: A solid all around beer. It's impressive how smooth it is for 10%. I could use just a little more in your face flavor out of it, though.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 05:03:32 | More by MrDanno96
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