Backwoods Monster
Big Muddy Brewing

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From:
Big Muddy Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Brown Ale
ABV:
10%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 18.21%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 14, 2018
Added:
Apr 16, 2013
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  17
SCORE
80
Good
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

2.41/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Backwoods Monster has a Bigfoot 10% abv. But otherwise, this brown ale was fairly lightweight. Alcohol was too present, beer had more sourness than smoothness, and was thin-bodied. Disappointing.
Aug 14, 2018
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Aroma is malts, chocolate and an undercurrent of funky fruit. The flavor is malts, slight scotch, fruit, chocolate and a mix of big sweetness and alcohol in the finish.
Jul 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.45 by mango377 from Illinois

Jun 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.17 by Vylo from New Jersey

Mar 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.26 by GetTheYayo from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.41 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania

Jul 25, 2016
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Rated by mheisey from Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Excellent!
Mar 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.35 by monty79_1997 from Missouri

Feb 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Jan 10, 2016
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into tulip glass. It pours a deep, dark mahogany but when you look through the glass into the light, it is a pretty ruby-red. It features a thick, frothy one-finger head and extensive lacing. It's really a lovely pour. It smells of bourbon, oak, caramel, and roasted malt. There is a strong bourbon taste but also a nice blend of caramel, molasses, and chocolate. Also, there is a noticeable oak flavor. For an ale, it has a nice, rich, creamy mouthfeel and surprisingly little alcohol burn for a 10% ABV. Overall, I really enjoyed this ale. It is potent but not overly boozy, has a great blend of flavors, and a pleasant mouthfeel. It's one of the best Brown Ales I've tasted.
Jan 03, 2016
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Reviewed by dodge408 from Pennsylvania

3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It's not an impressive brew to say. The bourbon taste comes through way to quick. I can't say I taste anything else because of that too. Not going to get again. If you enjoy the bourbon dominated taste with a medium bodied beer then try it.
Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.44 by nmann08 from Virginia

Dec 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

Dec 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Marklaz from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2015
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Rated by BradC from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Mostly got bourbon out of this, notes of vanilla, not real boozy really, just a lot of bourbon.
Oct 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by BrewSTL from Missouri

Sep 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by gratefulbeerhead from Indiana

Jul 21, 2015
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Rated by Faroveryonder from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Underrated!! Great bourbon flavor! No ABV bite. Really enjoyed this one!
Jun 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Westyn from Texas

Jun 01, 2015
 
Rated: 2.79 by Fatty_Mccracken from Illinois

May 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

May 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by BYOFB from Wisconsin

Mar 30, 2015
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Rated by crow from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good. The bourbon comes through nicely.
Mar 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Mar 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by jsh420 from Illinois

Mar 15, 2015
 
Rated: 2.85 by peabody from Kentucky

Mar 14, 2015
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Reviewed by chadkuhns80 from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
They recently switched to Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. The taste from these barrels is a lot better than the previous barrel. The bourbon flavor is more prominent now.
Jan 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Kraty1 from Illinois

Dec 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by tyler710 from Indiana

Dec 04, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by DIPAFAN from New Jersey

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by dleiner from New York

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by thereal_adam from Texas

Oct 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.36 by Raceking28

Aug 29, 2014
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Reviewed by Arithmeticus from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
poured chilled at chez buzzlitebeer

A: 3.5 solid black, poor carbonation, small head, modest lacing
S: 3.5 light traces of bourbon, booze; not much else, but inviting
T: 4.5 oak and bourbon come through brightly; plum, fig, dark fruit as a base; hopse are not detectable; very complex; lingering bitterness
M: flat; slick mouth coating; heavy
O: mouthfeel a detraction from an otherwise stellar beer; especially suitable for dessert.
Aug 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 18, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by thefluker from Missouri

Jul 24, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Roxyfire from Illinois

Jun 23, 2014
Backwoods Monster from Big Muddy Brewing
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 58 ratings