Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours a clear deep brownish copper body with a yellowed tan head. Very noticeable oak and vanilla on the nose. There's also sweet caramel, chocolate malt, toffee, a whiff of dark fruit and alcohol. The viscous mouthfeel is full-bodied with light carbonation. Huge vanilla and oak flavors start things off up front. Bourbon follows. It's a very sticky beer. My mouth and lips are coated. Some graininess is apparent in the middle. This is not a sweet beer at all, though and is best enjoyed as a sipper. Alcohol has a strong presence in the finish.
Backwards Bastard is a very different beer than the Dirty Bastard. The oak aging is very apparent in the taste. Also, it's quite a bit less hoppier than its cousin. I wonder, in part, how much the oak aging had an effect on the diminished hoppiness. This is a decent bourbon barrel oak-aged beer, but it seems the more I try these, the more they all start tasting the same. One of these is enough for me in a sitting. The 9.2% abv and body of the beer easily makes this one to sit back and savor.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2007 21:27:27 | More by Winter
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