Tomorrow morning we’re off to Portland. We’re both so ready for vacation. The weather doesn’t look awesome, but neither of give a crap! We’ve got a laundry list of places to visit, including great breweries, bars, and brew pubs. The camera is definitely coming along for the ride, so you can expect some good pictures and a recap come Sunday or Monday.
Tonight I’m settling in with this Founders Imperial Stout and watching the Bruins blow game 6 of the Flyers playoff series. I’m not going to get started on the topic, because the team is driving me nuts right now.
I haven’t had a stout in probably over a week now, so I’m definitely pumped to get back to one. Any brew from Founders is a great place to start.
The brew pours out slimy-like. I think the word is viscous? Looked like a flat soda at first, but slowly built up a small amount of dark tan head.
Smells of booze and coffee. Tastes of coffee and finishes quite bitter in a dark chocolate kinda way. I’m also picking up some other sweetness, which I’ll classify as toffee.
I chilled this beer for a relatively short period (~1 hr) before drinking. I can count the number of times I’ve done that on one hand. In this particular case, I thought that the style of beer was meant to be drunkified at damn near room temperature anyway, which was the main reasoning. Beer temperature is fresh on my mind, as a couple of articles on the topic have been posted to the blogosphere this week. I personally don’t put a whole lot of thought into temperature.