Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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4.39/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Originally had the 2012 version at a bar from a bottle. It was good but I didn't see what all the fuss was about. I'm also not a fan of Dirty Bastard.
The hype returned so I tried a single of the 2013 version
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color and it looks like there will be no head but the carbonation slowly creeps up (similar to a nitro beer) and forms a dark brown head. Looks real nice.
Smell: Really awesome nose. Vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, dak fruits, bourbon. Very sweet.
Taste - Taste mirrors the nose with more bourbon. Really great vanilla aftertaste. Just a tiny bit of booze/bourbon burn on the aftertaste but it's barely there.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel.
Overall: Way better than I remember. Love this beer. The thing I love about this beer is that the bourbon is blended well and isn't boozy or overpowering the other flavors. They just mix together perfectly. Amazing beer and my favorite scotch ale now. Had to go back and get a 4 pack.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2013 06:19:41 | More by GameFreac
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A- dark cola in color, thin head little to no retention, wine like lacing.
S- Dark fruits, vanilla, toasted marshmallows, cocoa, boozy, reminds me of port.
T- Thick rich dried fruits, figgy pudding, vanilla, caramel, oak, hops are there but hard to discern amongst the strong flavors but bitters and brings it all together. Finishes surprisingly dry and a boozy but not overwhelmingly so.
M- velvety smooth light carbonation, fills the mouth with a warming fullness similar to port.
O- An absolute surprise, possibly the best bourbon barrel aged beer I've had. A bit rough at times but I can see this beer approaching perfection with some age
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2013 23:45:24 | More by IPA1978
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,172 ratings.