Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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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 5,111 ratings.