Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,275 | Reviews: 1,425 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev -1.8%
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Minimal tan head, leaves no lacing
Smell: Very sweet, malty, a little bourbon
Taste: Very sweet malts up front. Oak, bourbon, a little peat. Some vanilla and toffee.
Mouthfeel: Full body, low carbonation
Overall: Pretty good, but not entirely my kind of beer so I'm glad I only picked up one bottle. I expected some booziness, but there was none, even with aging in bourbon barrels. I can see why this is so highly rated.
12-15-2013 03:03:40 | More by MadCat
4.2/5 rDev -3%
The beer is very dark brown, bordering on black. Small off-white head fades quite quickly, leaving a ring.
Nose contains toffee, bourbon and vanilla. The scent is nice, though exactly what you would expect. Well integrated.
Taste is similar. The bourbon is strong but not overpowering. Strong flavours of toffee and coconut shine through a bourbon/vanilla/oak background. A bit buttery.
Full bodied and moderately carbonated, with quite a chewy feel.
Overall, really quite good. I am not much of a scotch ale fan, and there are some elements of this beer that I don't love, but as a whole package, it is really good. Well done.
12-14-2013 04:32:28 | More by jrenihan
4.71/5 rDev +8.8%
This is a really exceptional beer. Front of the mouth, you get vanilla and coconut with a little bit of rye. Very soft mouthfeel, incredible aftertaste. A tad bit of bitterafter taste (50 IBUs) but really a lot going on for this one. I absolutely love this beer, and anyone who doesn't like this type has no place in drinking craft beers
12-13-2013 18:38:55 | More by bball208
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,275 ratings.