Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by b3shine:
4.22/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft to snifter. Looks good; brown with a little head laced around the circumference of the glass. Smells good too; malt and bourbon are noticeable. Tastes great! It's this beer's best attribute. The bourbon barreling mellows out the scotch flavoring nicely. Mouthfeel is good. It would get better with age, but for a draft I can't complain. Overall, a very good beer, and one of the few that the taste is the best feature of.
Serving type: on-tap
11-08-2011 21:19:49 | More by b3shine
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.