Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.1/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: rich red-brown hue with plenty of haze. Head is an attractive finger of frothy tan foam with a bit of an amber cast. Quite good.
Smell: very sweet aroma, to the point of a malt molasses, perhaps. Along with that is a good woody aroma from the barrel, contributing vanilla and almond-like character. Very good, although massively sweet.
Taste: sweet malt, vanilla, alcohol, more sweetness, tannic woodiness, and finally a bit of harsh bitterness at the end. The alcohol lends a bit of dark fruit character, cherry and plum, but is generally a bit on the hot side for me. I like a lot of the flavors here, but they just come together in a pretty harsh way. Good, but it lacks the smoothness I like in the style.
Mouthfeel: huge body, great carbonation, silky smooth creamy wonderful texture. The body on this thing is just massive, as the sweetness ought to indicate. Wonderful.
Overall: I know this is supposed to be a strong beer, but its strength is a little bit raw; as I said I'd prefer it a bit smoother. Still, quite a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2012 22:55:11 | More by flagmantho
More User Reviews:
4.95/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I finally got my hands on this brew that I've been dying to try at a local bar/restaurant and I was my disappointed.
Smell- oak, coco, Carmel, bourbon
Taste- wow..I was blown away, like the nose oak, Carmel, coco, some vanilla, smokiness, scotch and bourbon. One of the best tasting brews I've had!
Mouthfeel- full bodied and smooth with some creaminess. So good.
Overall- this was exceeded my expectations..so complex and tasty..I didn't want to stop drinking it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2014 02:33:21 | More by gangstafaceclay
4.39/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Refrigerated but served after sitting on counter for 40 minutes. Poured into Spiegelau tulip from 355 ml bottle. Best before date on bottle 09/17/2014.
Middle of the road pour, not too gentle or aggressive. Very minimal head. Collar maintained throughout the drink. Very deep ruby red in colour. Very murky.
Smells like oak and bourbon. With a very deep inhale, I feel a burn in the back of my throat. Very oakey.
Tastes very oakey from the barrel aging. Oak is very prominent I the flavour profile. Bourbon flavours very present. Boozy. Slight caramel flavoured sweetness.
Carbonation is a bit biting which enhances the alcohol burn. Slightly astringent.
Overall, while Scotch ales are not my favourite style, this is easily the best of the style I've had to date. Glad I picked up 4, hope I can get my hands on more eventually.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 02:14:32 | More by KrisDLSmith
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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