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Backwoods Monster - Big Muddy Brewing

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BA SCORE
76
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 20.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Muddy Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-16-2013)
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S-toasted malt, caramel, bourbon, hints of dark fruit

T-toasted malt, caramel, nutty, bourbon, mild bitter finish

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Frothy pour into a mini pint taster glass results in a sturdy head of light tan foam. Lots of lace, and lasting surface coverage. Nice dark mahogany color in the light.

Aroma is subdued, some light fruit esters of plum and dates.
Not getting much bourbon or barrel character, but it's pleasant and inoffensive.

Mellow feel, slight astringency, dry finish with a bit of woodiness. Roasted malt in the middle and a little bit of fruit ester identical to the aroma. Not much in the way of bourbon at all. Getting some dry woodiness in the aftertaste, which is fairly complimentary. Mellow and not indicative of the 10% abv at all. Pretty drinkable, but the complexity just isn't there. A decent first attempt, but not worth a premium price... this costs more per ounce than Backwoods Bastard :S

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Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Described as an imperial brown ale aged in oak bourbon barrels. Right on. It pours a rather brackish black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises briny wood, Early Times, malty caramel (or caramel-y malt...whichever you prefer), a hint of butter, a touch of roast, and a sprig of earthy greenery. The taste brings in more of the same, though the low-end whiskey is a scenery-chewing headliner that steals the spotlight from any hopeful comer. The musty oak plays a part as well, but it's pure second fiddle. Despite the strength, I'm left doubting the existence of an actual base beer, though a little bit of seaweed (throwing my brain back to some tasty sushi I haven't had in a little while) maintains that ever-so-slight sliver of faith. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a thinly fluid feel. Overall, this beer has too much barrel, not enough beer, and not enough body to work. Even worse, the barrel isn't even a good one. This is quite the miss, here...

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Backwoods Monster from Big Muddy Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.