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Should I get FBS if Im not a stout lover?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ubenumber2, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (800) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Ok Ive tried many stouts and porters , just not a huge fan , I love strong ales and IPA's , that is my drink of choice. My state line store has a pallet of Breakfast Stout I'm wanting to try it but not sure if its just going to be another stout to me? Anyone else not a stout lover tried this beer?
  2. Probably not, but palates do change & in the case of my wife, rather spontaneously.

    For months and months, it was Kasteel Rouge Ale/fruited lambics or bitter beer face regardless of style.
    Then, out of nowhere, she takes her second sip of a Caldera Old Growth Imperial Stout and boom..."this isn't bad...this is pretty good".

    Now her favorite beer is Bourbon County Brand Stout.
    Go figure.
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  3. thebigredone

    thebigredone Advocate (665) Wisconsin Dec 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    A lot of people love New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat, but I don't like hefeweizens, so I don't buy it when it comes out. I'd probably pass if I were you.
  4. I'd skip it. It's got all the characteristics of a stout, so if you don't dig stouts then I can't see you liking it. With that said, I think it's an awesome beer. By the reviews it seems many feel the same way. So you may want to try a single if you can get it in a mix a six. If you like the single, then you're in luck because you've got a pallet of it in your backyard!
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  5. trevorjk

    trevorjk Savant (365) Netherlands Aug 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    You will never know until you try. With that said, palettes change, and 1 winter you might not like it. Where as the next winter you will love it. I say try it and if you dont like it, i am sure you know some one that will. But just remember, next year you might like it. So keep trying the beers you may not like the style of now.
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  6. Short answer: yes.
    Long answer: The question is, do you like coffee and chocolate, not stouts. If so, then oh, hell yes!
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  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    What is it with women having expensive taste? My wife likes the big sweet RIS and odell friek. Add in my love of big beers and I am perpetually broke.
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  8. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (800) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I love coffee and chocolate separate , mix them together and its pure lust

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  9. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    if FBS can't make you a stout lover, nothing will.
  10. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Your palate deceives you, this years FBS tasted nothing of coffee or chocolate. Tasted like a flat Guinness Stout to me.
  11. Dude, tell me about it.
    But we don't have kids, so...
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  12. Ouch! I definitely got lots of coffee. So much that when I mixed FBS 50-50 with some Against the Grain Bo & Luke (stout aged in PVW barrels), it completely dominated the other beer.
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  13. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Do you ask people to make other choices in your life for you on a regular basis? If you don't like the style and don't want to try something new, move to something you do like.
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  14. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (635) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    From what you said i doubt you would like it. But if you don't have to use your rent $ give it a shot.
  15. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Sorry I forgot to add the stick out tongue smiley. I'm not really a fan and like to give people crap because I haven't got around to most stouts yet and I guess I feel like I am missing out. Big fan of Surly Darkness, though, not quite sure what the problem is.

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  16. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Fear no Beer!
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  17. def worth a try. and sometimes the right beer will turn you on to a style you don't normally drink
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  18. If you asked about KBS, I would say yes. If you asked about the freshly released Imperial Stout, I would also say yes. I'm not so sure I'd say yes about FBS. I think the other two are better.
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  19. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yeah, we have one, trying for number two at the end of this summer... Stops me from buying copious amounts of beer, but I still get my fair share.

    And to the OP, if you don't love stouts, I'd save the cash and buy something you love. I love stouts and saisons. I tick them all day long, but when I tick styles I don't love I am usually left wishing I had just bought something better.
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  20. I'd suggest exploring american barleywines, and possibly old ales if you can dig malt.

    Some things you'd probably have a greater chance of appreciating/liking more than stouts & porters at the moment....

    Great Divide Old Ruffian
    AleSmith Old Numbskull
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    Avery Hog Heaven
    Southern Tier Backburner

    North Coast Old Stock Ale
    Bells Third Coast Old Ale
    Great Divide Hibernation
    Fuller's Vintage Ale
    Founder's Old Curmudgeon
  21. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    Your not a stout lover and your asking if you should buy a case of...a stout? Probably not, especially if you just want to try it. BM your address and I'll send you a bottle, no kidding. Then if you like it tear up the case.
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  22. Blanco

    Blanco Advocate (545) Pennsylvania Oct 11, 2008 Beer Trader

    Agree with fujindemon74. Tastes can change. I think it's common for many people to come around to stouts after originally not liking them.

    But if you've had a stout recently and absolutely hated it, then I'm not sure Breakfast Stout will be all the different. It does have a bit more chocolate and coffee flavor than others so if that's interests you give it a shot.
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  23. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Pick up a 4 pack. If you like it, it will be your gateway to stouts.
    If you don't, send the other 3 to me. I am almost out.
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  24. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (525) Indiana Jan 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    I say yes. As long as you have friends to share with.
    That way they can finish it up!
  25. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (800) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    My bad I thought this was a sight to gain and share information on beer. No reason to answer with such a smug response that was no help to anyone at all but maybe your own ego

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  26. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Nah if you already know your palate doesn't prefer stouts right now, there's no point in buying a 4-pack of FBS for yourself. You might as well spend the money on something else that you're into.
  27. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (800) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Well thanks to great BA member beerborn I tried one of these bad boys , the answer to the question is yes I should try FBS if I am not a stout fan , I really enjoyed this beer , so much that I drove to the state line and bought a couple cases , thanks again beerborn

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  28. chocosushi

    chocosushi Savant (460) Oklahoma May 1, 2011

    i'd give it a shot.
    are you a chocolate/coffee fan?
  29. Dope

    Dope Advocate (670) Massachusetts Oct 5, 2010

    Then I think you've found your answer. I'm actually surprised you don't like stouts, most stouts have at least SOME coffee and/or chocolate flavor in them.

    Edit: Nevermind, saw you just had it. Glad you enjoyed it :)

  30. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    If you don't like any apples you've ever tried, and the super market gets on a new variety, would you buy it?

    Also, the apple costs 11 dollars.
  31. dhannes

    dhannes Savant (425) Wisconsin Feb 14, 2010

    I tend to like porters and oatmeal stouts, but not regular "stouts." I bought a 4-pack of FBS and was a bit surprised at how bitter it was. Personal preference is subjective...my best guess is that you won't care for it too much...see if you can get a single first or someone to split it with you.
  32. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    No problem, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm actually enjoying some FBS infused with vanilla beans a little later on tonight.
  33. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    I'm still waiting for this breakthrough myself. I have the opposite tendancies to you. I like very dark beers... stouts mainly. Don't even glance at IPAs. Kinda criminal, I know. I suspect 10 years from now I will regret this behavior.
  34. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

  35. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    I hated "hoppy" beers until I tried Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada. Sometimes you guy need to find the right flavor profile before you can enjoy a particular type. Glad you enjoyed your FBS (it's pretty amazing, right?)
  36. as a former strict hop head, yes you should get FBS. You better hurry up though, youre running out of time, i cant find it anywhere by me.
  37. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yes, it's a 100 pointer. You don't have the opportunity to drink too many of those.
  38. Whistlepig89

    Whistlepig89 Aspirant (40) Ohio Sep 16, 2011

    I find it worthwhile to try something outside your norm every once in a while. I'm primarily a drinker of heavily hopped, beers, but on a whim I tried one recently with all malt flavor and very light, background hop presence. Holy crap was it good.

    In the beginning, I was strictly an "If I can see daylight through it, it's not dark enough!" man. Then I stumbled upon the IPA... WOW. Taste in beer can be ever changing if you like more than one style and allow yourself to roam. I Just find something that looks interesting, grab it up and stuff it in a single six, try 'em one by one. Regardless, whether your horizons are broad or narrow, just make sure you're enjoying your beer.
  39. It depends on what you dislike about Stouts. Is it the viscosity? The charred sort of bitterness? Either way, Founder's Breakfast Stout is fairly robust. If Stout isn't your thing, it isn't a good choice. You might be better off with something like a Baltic Porter or English-Style Porter/Stout. They tend to be a touch softer and rounder in flavor and texture, making them much more easy-drinking.
  40. I read the thread and saw you tried it. My opinion on the situation is this is a great crossover from IPA and strong ales because of its biterness. Great beer. But I also agree with above who said KBS and RIS from founders are seriously better. But what do I know? I'm drinking a palate wrecker as we speak.