Beer Review: Backwoods Bastard

  • Brewery:  Founder Brewing, Michigan
  • ABV:  11%
  • Style:  Scotch Ale, Aged in Bourbon Barrels
  • Serving:  Bottle
  • Bottled Roger Rating:  90%

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Begin At the Beginning (Aroma)
Chocolate, dark, kind of dry.

And Go On (Appearance)
Light brown & orange, like a lightweight oil or a dark tea.  Luminescent red in direct sunlight.  Thin ivory head.

Till You Come to the End (Taste)
Maple.  Coats the tongue.  Chocolaty, creamy orange.  Some warming alcohol like a brandy.  Heavy like soaked wood, slight coffee.  Sugary, funky caramel.  Malty.  Spiritous. Dessert beer, but not too sugary and overpowering.  A woody, yummy bourbony, beery thing of beer.  Tingly carbonation.

Then Stop (Conclusions)
I enjoyed it.  Viciously.  The bourbon character is well done.  Plus, the beer pairs well with a salad.  Really.  Bacon and pork and cranberry.  While watching Star Trek:  Deep Space Nine.

I’d drink it again when the opportunity arises.

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2 thoughts on “Beer Review: Backwoods Bastard

  1. Sounds very similar to the one I’m enjoying this evening: Founders Brewing Company’s “Dirty Bastard” Scotch Style Ale. Described (on the bottle) as: “So good, it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.” Couldn’t have said it better me wee self…

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