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Adding Vanilla to Founders Breakfast Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HoyaSaxa7, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (840) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    Where is this at?
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  2. That's why you buy FBS by the 4-pack or case ;)
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  3. A bit OT, and not trying to threadjack, but I've considered blending ST Oat & Mokah.
    I really like each, but the right blend of the two might be next level, if for no other reason than it packs a bigger punch to the dome/palate than FBS.
    Any one done this?
    Any recommendations to ratios?

    I'd guess 60/40 Oat/Mokah blend might do it.
  4. jbecke2

    jbecke2 Savant (250) Illinois Oct 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    So has anyone tried to pour their stour through a coffee filter with some fresh ground vanilla coffee?
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  5. RockAZ

    RockAZ Savant (470) Arizona Jan 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    I would like to try that at the drinking level - not brewing, but I have had better luck steeping stouts to a glass with such additives in a tea ball for about 5 minutes. Vanilla beans, oily coffee beans (and for a shorter time also Black pepper seeds). Any experiment with stouts that did not work got a shot of Stoli Vanilla to fix it.
    I got two of the DogfishHead Randall glasses, both broke almost immediately, but it turned me onto the idea of infusing other flavors into the glass right at serving. A metal tea ball strainer did great for hops, and lately with the winter coming on I have been putting stuff in porters and stouts.

    But please, take the best ones as they are - Founders/Mikkeler/Peche Mortel, etc. I spec buy some bizarrely named and cheaply priced East European porters and stouts - who knows what infamy occurred during shipment, and I feel I can experiment with those. Surprisingly, Sierra Nevada has Narwhal this season, a very tasty stout that is fairly inexpensive for my trials. Anything that doesn't work gets the Stoli to finish it off.
  6. I would recomend adding a similar style vanilla beer to it, like a mixture. I mixed stone chocate mint and knee deep tanilla once. Really tasty
  7. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Advocate (535) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've done Vanilla Bean Ice Cream beer floats with Imperial stouts, but only half a pint of the beer.
  8. I have came from left field and I added Sambuca to mine! Coffee and sambuca is a killer combo for me! :D
  9. jbecke2

    jbecke2 Savant (250) Illinois Oct 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    So here it is, I was drinking a BA Dogfather and this thread pop back in to my head. So I grabbed a cone style coffee filter and a scope of DD vanilla coffee and ran it straight through. What would you know it worked, vanilla/ coffee BA Dogfather, quiet tasty!

    Next up BCBS Vanilla/Coffee (only b/c BCBS '12 a self beer here in Chicago, JK thanks a million Goose)...
  10. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Aficionado (220) New York Mar 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    i put KBS in chocolate ice cream and it was the most delicious thing i have ever had
  11. I made FBS milkshakes the other night and they were a hit. Didn't tell the women what is was until later because I knew they wouldn't try it.