Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Delivered from a keg into my Piggly Wiggly growler and then into my Duvel tulip glass. Pouring a dark ruby hue with a very thin dissapating head.
Nice bourbony smell.
While the bourbon is definitely front and center, there are some nice raisiny dark fruit tastes/smells going on.
Not too sweet, the bourbon-oak cuts the malty flavor making a very rich drinking experience. But it's also not too thick or cloying.
This is a pretty drinkable beer for the ABV. The booziness is nicely hidden - while there is a nice bourbon taste, the associated burn isn't present. The light carbonation accentuates the layers of flavors. Letting this beer warm up a bit awakes even more tastes.
I have enjoyed this beer immensely as my Thanksgiving holiday beer.
Serving type: growler
11-29-2009 05:26:27 | More by johntangus
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