Founders Backwoods Bastard - Founders Brewing Company
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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
3.61/5 rDev -16.6%
A - Dark, cloudy, ruby red with quickly disappearing creamy head.
S - Stings the nostrils with bourbon, cherries and oak
T - First sip is a shock, be prepared. As you settle into this one, it gives a nice warm feeling. You can taste the alcohol, which is the reason I gave it a lower ranking.
M - Dry, and numb
O- This is definitely a sit back and sip beer. Strong Scottish ale with a distinct big flavor.
No lie, I grew a full beard instantly while drinking this beer.
12-13-2013 01:43:30 | More by BSK_ONE
Founders Backwoods Bastard from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,264 ratings.