Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by habanosdarklord:
3.88/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2011 Bottle. Thanks for the beer Brian!
Poured into a stemless Riedel wine glass.
A- Pours a dark mahogany brown color. Thin tan head.
S- Rich bourbon up front. There's some spice, maybe cinnamon, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, and booze.
T- Taste kinda lacks for me. Not as full bodied as I hoped. Richness wasn't there like the aroma. There was decent amounts of bourbon notes, vanilla, toasted oak and malts in there. Just lacked balance, seemed the booze over powered a bit. I would guess time will balance this beer out, but for now it's just an average beer for me. Don't get me wrong, this is not a bad beer.
M- Med. body, perfect carb. Creamy mouthfeel.
O- I would buy this beer again to age for 6-12 months. Right now for me, it's just out of balance. I'd prefer more vanilla/oak/malt on the palate instead of the fresh bourbon/booze which dominates. I can see this beer aging wonderfully though.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2011 03:20:02 | More by habanosdarklord
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3.89/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours out a burnt caramel with a thin ring of bubbles for a head. Barrel is overwhelming in the nose: oak, vanilla, char. Flavor is a good marriage of the base beer and the barrel aging. The bourbon notes tone down the overbearing esters of Dirty Bastard. Toasty caramel malts work very well with the oaky vanilla tones. Finishes sweet. Aftertaste has a lingering dried fruit bourbon thing going on. Mouthfeel is chewy, thick, and smooth. I'm usually not a big fan of bourbon barrel aging, but this is a solid example of when it goes right. I don't even care much for the base beer, so I'm surprised at how the barrel improved the original product, whereas normally I see it as detracting from the base product.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 00:05:57 | More by goochpunch
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,095 ratings.