160. Founders Brewing – Black Biscuit Draft

My wife and I went to St. Louis for the weekend and went out with a friend and his wife.  A fellow homebrewer and beer lover, my friend suggested we try the International Tap House (iTap) in Soulard.  They’ve got a ton of great beers on tap, so we thought it would be a good place to try a few new ones.  We saw that the Founders Black Biscuit was on the menu scheduled to be tapped today.  Sure enough, it had just been tapped, and my friend and I enjoyed the first couple of beers from it.

It was very black in color and had a very, very thick tan head which stuck around for quite some time.  It had a very distinct bourbon barrel type smell.

The body was fairly thick and chewy – almost like motor oil.  There was a dark malty flavor up front followed by an almost syrupy licorice flavor.  It was a bit more of a malty black licorice flavor, not quite as strong as Jagermeister.

This is one of those strong, big, flavorful beers that are meant to be enjoyed by themselves, without a food pairing.  So, I won’t recommend you pair this with a food, instead, enjoy it as a dessert beer, with a cigar, or as a nightcap.

I really loved the aroma coming from this beer, and the taste was very rich and flavorful.  I’m really glad I got a chance to try this beer.

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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