Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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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
3.48/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Founders Backwoods Bastard - 10.2% ABV - 2012 Vintage, consumed November 17, 2013
Pours a dark ruby-brown hue with a sliver of tan froth and a few dots of lacing on the snifter. Head subsides after a couple of sips. Smell and taste are oak barrel, bourbon, slight smoke, cocoa, apple, ethanol, brown sugar, caramel and molasses-like sweetness, earthy-peaty notes, dark pit fruit, and a warm booziness to end. The nuanced aromas appeal to me but the flavour is a little too sweet and boozy for my liking. Mouthfeel is full side of medium-bodied, lush and silky middle, low carbonation, some alcoholic warmth going down. Not nearly as robust and full-bodied as you would expect for the style and weight. Overall, this was fun to try but I wouldn’t seek it out again.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 01:18:22 | More by cratez
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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