Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev -4.2%
Appearance: A dark reddish brown with a little bit of head. I am guessing the high alcohol and aging have a tendency to eliminate any head that may form.
Smell: Lots of bourbon with the more darker caramel malts mixed in. The bourbon has a overpowering trait.
Taste: There is a lot of vanilla and oak in the taste. I don't feel like it is the traditional bourbon aged beer. The malts seem to be better balanced with the bourbon than others that I've had. I would still like to see more of the malts making an appearance other than just adding sweetness to the taste profile.
Mouthfeel: Thick and lightly carbonated, as the norm.
Overall: Not a bad beer, but I feel like the hype kind of ruined the experience for me. I wouldn't say this is a standout in its style, but it is a bit more unique than others because of the emphasis of the vanilla taste.
08-10-2014 19:22:55 | More by AmishLightning
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,279 ratings.