Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.75/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Simply could not resist picking up a 16oz growler fill at North Babylon Superstar yesterday at a Cigar City event.
a - Through the glass...deep rich thick mahogany. Deep, ominous. Cracked the growler and emptied into my oversized snifter. Looked even deeper and darker in the glass. No head whatsoever to speak of as in the case with -bal aged brews. The excitement of having this in a fresh growler fill is mounting.
s - Much like the bottled version, spices, and potpourri jump out to me. much more subtle, much more woody and oaky with a sweet bourbon overtone. oozy fresh caramel.
t - OH YEAH. again, this is just like the bottled version and tastes like it smells but the wood is more present. the freshness is really a good thing for this beer.
m/d - if given the chance to get this on tap I would jump at the chance. I really love this beer and have enjoyed many a bottle, but the freshness from the growler/tap pour does wonders for this beer. founders doesn't make a bad beer, but this is one of the highlights of their catalog.
Serving type: growler
03-04-2011 02:15:22 | More by cosmicevan
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