Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by SeaUrchin:
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
went to the founders happy hour at slows bbq, had this on tap into a goblet, it was of the 2009 vintage and i it is 2011, low liight room so appearance might not be perfect
appearance - mahogany, with a thin light brown head that quickly left, low carbonation, mild lacing
smell - sweet malts and mellow bourbon up front, there are caramel and toffee hints to this one, and a bit of vanilla
taste - taste follows nose, up front there is a nice sweetness from the malts and a burnt caramel toffee flavor, this fades into a very mellow vanilla bourbon flavor, finished with a a bit of a lingering bitterness but not much
mouthfeel - thick, almost syrupy but also light, hard to describe but very fitting
overall - great beer, i think i liked it more than fresh after everything melded together, have 4 2010's left so ill see how they are doing soon
Serving type: on-tap
10-21-2011 01:34:07 | More by SeaUrchin
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
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