Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter
Aroma: Bourbon (of course), lots of vanilla, and caramel. The booze and malt notes meld together to also give a light scotch aroma as well. I don't think I could ever get enough of this beer's aroma!
Appearance: Deep amber body with a red hue and decent clarity. 1/2 finger light tan head goes away quickly. Clear legs drip down the inside of the glass after each sip.
Flavor: Soft bourbon, rich caramel, baked pineapple, frosted vanilla cake, and a nice, balanced, bitter punctuation mark at the end.
Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation, and warming from the alcohol on the back end. Although this one was just released, I wouldn't say it's hot. Well done!
Overall: I love this beer! Very rich and complex, and not nearly as hot as I'd anticipated. Gonna hold onto some of these in my cellar, and highly recommend you give it a try as well.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 13:45:43 | More by mdvatab
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