Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.06/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Very rich, deep brown, moderately hazy, with a thin off-white and low visible carbonation.
S: Rich buttery toffee (not diacetyl), vanilla and oak, with toasted malts and just a hint of boozy bourbon. Hints of dark fruit and leather show up as the beer warms a little bit.
T: Very malt-forward at first. Sweet toffee, tons of vanilla and sweet oak, a more mild amount of bourbon than I expected, and restrained dark fruit flavors (raisins and plums). Sweet vanilla and bourbon flavors in the hang.
M: Smooth creamy body, very restrained alcohol presence both for style and listed ABV. Low carbonation sensation.
O: This was a good beer, especially for a BBA Wee Heavy that you can pick up off the shelf. That said, it doesn't hold a candle to the best beers in that category.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 18:42:27 | More by macrosmatic
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4.29/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from 10/3/13, poured into a snifter. Thanks to Nick for throwing this in as an extra.
A: Dark amber coming out of the bottle, but nearly black in the glass. Light khaki lacing.
S: Oak, dark fruits, caramel, and booze; light vanilla; lots of barrel and alcohol.
T: Bourbon-soaked butterscotch; sweet and malty; slight bitterness from the hops; oaky and vanilla sweetness on the aftertaste.
M: Smooth and oily; coats the palate nicely.
O: Not much of a wee heavy fan, and I didn't enjoy this beer the first time I had it. But after having it on tap and again in the bottle, it's really grown on me. Smell is fantastic, and taste and mouthfeel work together for a great drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 00:53:27 | More by blankenhoney
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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