Drinking my first Founders Breakfast tonight, but...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bradystraps, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    I noticed upon closer inspection that the bottle date was 11/28/12. Not sure if that will matter as I taste the beer for the very first time? It tastes pretty damn good to me! :grinning:
    Just didn't know if it being 2.5 months old would matter. Would something fresher taste much different? Also, what is the optimal temperature to drink this beer at... room temperature?
  2. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,644) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    You're good, imperial/double stouts don't fade as fast as IPA's. I've found that FBS's flavors come out more as it warms also.
  3. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Perfectly fine, enjoy a fine beer!
  4. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,165) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    That's way too old. The hops have fallen off, you better send that one to me so I can dispose of it properly.
    CrisLin, regularjohn and mecummins like this.
  5. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (395) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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    Nothing wrong with a few month old FBS. I like drinking mine just south of room temp (a bit under 60) but its pretty amazing at room temp too. Enjoy!
  6. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    at two and a half months old, it's possible the coffee has faded a bit but as long as you personally enjoy it that is all that matters. i've drank them anywhere from room temp to half frozen (on accident) and enjoyed everyone of them.
  7. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    coffee will fade eventually... but not too fast... fabulous, isn't it?

    if you're sensitive to caffeine, watch out though... it's not a lot... but just enough to prevent me from sleeping before 2am if I drink it after dinner.....
  8. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    It's fine, not old by any means. This baby gets better as it warms. I kind of like starting it out around 50 or so where it isn't ideal yet and then once it hits that sweet spot, you look down at the beer and go, "DAMN, thats good." I personally bought an extra 4-pack the other day just so I'd have some in the Fall before it's released again and I know that my taste buds are craving this gem. At that point it'll be about ten months old and still delicious
  9. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    Such a great beer, wish I could relive my first time having it. Cheers!
  10. KISSFR33K

    KISSFR33K Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Michigan

    such a great beer it could be a year old and it would still be great
  11. KISSFR33K

    KISSFR33K Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Michigan

    these are only available oct. thru feb. anyway so enjoy it because there almost gone till next year
  12. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    Excellent. Well, it went down rather smoothly to say the least. I usually prefer all of my beers on the cool to cold side depending on the style. I drank this one at around 63 degrees. I will chill the next one down a bit and try it.
    Yummy brew. :sunglasses:
  13. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Warmth brings out flavor embrace it, but 55 to start should be good.
  14. AstronautMikeDexter

    AstronautMikeDexter Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Indiana

    I ordered a pint of this at my local watering hole on Saturday and the waiter brought it to me in a frosted 23oz pilsner glass. Grrrrrrr.
  15. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Savant (939) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    One of my favorite beers. Welcome to the FBS fan club!
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