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Founders Black Biscuit - Founders Brewing Company

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254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 266
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A cross between an Old Ale and a Baltic Porter. Brewed with a significant amount of biscuit malt and molasses.

(Beer added by: sweemzander on 12-18-2009)
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hayesez

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

So my wife and I got home after having dinner with some friends and noticed our good friend (and baby sitter), Kate, wasn't around. So we called her up to find that she had taken the boys to T.G.I.Friday's. Turns out they were about to float the Batch 9000 keg, and Black Biscuit was next in line. I told her I would head out there to "pick up the kids." Talked ridglens into driving me out there and we bellied up to the bar for two snifters of the 9000...just enough to finish off the keg!

I was fifth in line at the Indy microbrew festival a few weeks ago when they blew the keg of Black Biscuit there, so I was pretty stoked to finally get a shot at this. Served in a large snifter, it did not appear quite as black as I had anticipated; the Black Biscuit is a deep, deep brown with light coming through around the edges. A small moonscape head gurgles on the surfaces and leaves minimal lace as I work through it.

I was a bit underwhelmed by the smell - it has a sweet, almost candy-like, aroma. Vanilla and syrup were also present, with a touch of bourbon, and a skosh of chocolate. I took it out of the main bar and to the general seating area where Kate had the kids (it's after 10:00 at this point, and they were ready to go home). So I hand the beer over to my four year old son and ask him what he smells. He says "Smarties. And some vanilla....and maybe chocolate." We were cracking up, as I showed my notes to the others at the table and they saw "candy, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, syrup."

I was a bit leery after smelling this beer, but what a difference in the taste! The beer had a thinner appearance in the glass, but the mouthfeel was impressively full and thick. Big time chocolate, and sweet vanilla. I would say very sweet and malty, but I did just finish a glass of the Batch 9000, so relatively speaking...this is mild? The Black Biscuit tastes very impressive. The bourbon is extremely prevalent toward the end, and becomes even more noticeable as the beer warms. What a creamy and smooth drink. This is outstanding. Especially at $5 a glass!

Well worth the trip out to Friday's. If I didn't have the boys, I'm sure I would have put quite a bit more work into this one, but I have a feeling it will still be around for a day or two. Overall, an impressive beer that lives up to the hype. Easy to drink, big, flavorful, and creamy. Founder's always does a helluva job with their big beers, and this one is no exception!

Consumed: 8/10/2010

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2010 04:49:50 | More by hayesez
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Founders Black Biscuit from Founders Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.