Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by gabrielsyme:
4.4/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle.
Pours rich mahogany, little head. Just like the Dirty Bastard in appearance.
Smell is caramel sweetness.
Taste is pretty big - molasses, syrupy, caramel, chocolate, and maybe some cherry. Alcohol is definitely noticeable (my bottle says 10.2%). The bottle says 50Ibus, but I don't taste much bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2009 02:48:45 | More by gabrielsyme
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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