Beer/Brewery - Founders Backwoods Bastard, Fonders
City/State- Grand Rapids, Michigan
STYLE – Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy ABV –10.2%
IBU – 50 DATE – 18 OCT 2011
SERVING TYPE – 12 oz bottle
GLASSWARE – Tall footed Pilsner
B+ / 3.83
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
APPEARANCE – A cherry red color with a ¼ inch head on it that lingers good bit of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Nice lacing, like a curtain.
AROMA- Strong oak and bourbon aromas. Hit of roast malts
TASTE – Bourbon right off the bat, like carbonated bourbon. Even in the after taste and on my breath I taste the alcohol. Also good bit of earthiness as well.
MOUTHFEEL – smooth, but a little thick. Very light on the carbonation, but it lets you know it is there.
CONCLUSION – Interesting beer, not an everyday beer but very good. I could see sitting down and sipping on this while puffing on my pipe or a good cigar.