Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,295 | Reviews: 1,426 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev -1.8%
12 oz bottled on 10/05/2012. Served in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a deep dark red color with hints of brown. No head whatsoever save for a very thin collar that settles around the edges of the glass. Lots of sediment in the glass is visible when held up to the light.
Smell: Dark fruit, toffee, sweet bourbon, vanilla, maple.
Taste: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oak, hint of chocolate, dried raisins and dates.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Gentle alcohol warmth in the chest after the finish.
Overall: Best scotch ale/wee heavy I've had to date. If you're a fan of the style, or bourbon barrel aged beers, it's definitely worth seeking out.
02-27-2013 06:23:04 | More by Jonada
4.43/5 rDev +2.3%
A: Poured a very small head. The head that did form is nice white. Dark amber in color and cloudy
S: Fruity aroma, with banana notes. Can smell some of the alcohol in this high alcohol beer.
T: Very good taste, again with banana notes.
M: Despite the small amount of head, the carbonation is spot on in the mouth. Smooth. After a few swallows my chest begins to burn.
O: Overall a good beer with an excellent flavor.
02-26-2013 01:49:25 | More by banglin
4.78/5 rDev +10.4%
Pours a deep hazy amber brownish with about a 1/8th of a finger of head.... so not much.
Smell is oak, bourbon, butterscotch, toffee
taste is caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch with a slight and I mean slight hop bite near the end.
mouthfeel is medium full and coating with a light carbonation....
Well I would say this one flys under the radar compared to other founders barrel beers... But after this year I do not know that I can say that anymore!
A great beer, barrels take the already world class scotch ale to the next level!
02-24-2013 03:49:21 | More by nickapalooza86
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,295 ratings.