Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.44/5 rDev +2.5%
A- Pours a very deep amber-brown. Hazy with a small tan head. Head retention is ok, and lacing is good.
S- Lots of peaty malts like Dirty Bastard, with only subtle hints of bourbon mixed in. Boozy scents follow.
T- Nice mellow mix of bourbon and peated malts all the way through. Drinks like a Dirty Bastard with a little more kick. Bourbon is most present on the finish, lingering on the tongue and providing a slight dryness.
M- Thick and creamy. Heavy in the booze department. Kind of chewy on the finish. Good beer to sit and sip for a while.
Overall, another world class beer from Founders. The things they do with a bourbon barrel astound me. Big thanks for yaknowbrady for sending me this and some others out of the kindness of his heart.
08-18-2012 14:04:37 | More by boilermakerbrew
4.88/5 rDev +12.7%
Appearance: hazy mahogany. A thin off white head. Thick lacing for a 10+%.
Smell: sweet caramel. Smoky Bourbon. The nice out of the fridge and gets better and better as it warms.
Taste: As great as the nose. Full and malty with an a nice Scotch like edge to balance. Strangely mellow.
Overall: awesome. Founder's big beers are simply works of art. A creative, great brewery on top of their game.
08-12-2012 19:37:40 | More by cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5 rDev -1.8%
2011 vintage bottle from imonhiatus poured into a CBS snifter, also from imonhiatus on 8/8/12.
Pour: A muddy amber with barely a finger of tan head. Recedes to a rim, no lacing.
Smell: Bourbon vanilla, leather, caramel, burnt brown sugar. Booze
Taste: Strong bourbon, leather, caramel. Some smokey malt. A little bit of chewy raison as it warms.
Mouthfeel: Chewy with a little bit of heat. Nice carbonation.
Overall: Pretty darn good, but I liked the fresh I've had on tap better
08-09-2012 02:54:13 | More by cfrances33
4.33/5 rDev 0%
A: Reddish Dark Brown with 1 finger head.
S: Bourbon, caramel, booze, sugar
T: Bourbon, oak, vanilla, malt. Very sweet (perhaps too sugary for me). Quite boozy as well.
M: You can feel the alcohol burn (but it's a 10.2% abv beer), medium thickness, but it's quite syrupy.
O: Another solid brew from Founders.
08-01-2012 05:04:20 | More by sukwonee
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
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