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    Question I am running through the stouts

    First I cracked open the the classic stout Guiness. very tasty. Next was Specher Russian Imperail Stout, then a Murphy's stout and then a canadain Chambly Noir. The Specher is the best of the bunch. It has massive flavor. Coffee and dark roasted malt and a nice complex finish. I think I will be buying any and all stouts a try. any recommended stouts that should be must buys if I can find them?
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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    A special, one time only release from Stone Brewing in San Diego. Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. It's a big name, and an amazing beer. If there is any way to land it in WI, you should definitely pick one up.

    I also like Old Rasputin Stout. I've never seen it in a bottle, but Green Flash Double Stout is an amazing beer as well.

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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    Old Rasputin is available in bottles.

    Others to check out:
    Mackeson's (a milk stout)
    Rogue Shakespeare Stout
    Rogue Imperial Stout
    Samuel Smith Russian Imperial
    Great Divide Yeti
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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    I'm a Guinness fan, but Young's Double Chocolate from England is terrific if you can find it. I only drink stout on tap. I prefer High Life to bottled Guinness. The same for the fancy cans that are supposed to make the Guinness taste like it came from a tap.

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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    Blackout Stout by Great Lakes Brewing Company is one of my favorites. It's higher in alcohol, but it's the perfect winter beer for when I'm having just one.
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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    Quote Originally Posted by HipFlask View Post
    First I cracked open the the classic stout Guiness.
    You should try the Guinness Foreign Extra stout (7.5% abv) and the Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium) (8% abv).

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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    Old Rasputin is available in bottles.

    Believe it or not but sometimes even in Sweden.

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post

    Great Divide Yeti
    I like the oak age version better.
    Brooklyn black chocolate stout is very good with some soft chocolate cake, but less good on its one in my opinion.

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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    The Heinekenbrewery has one called Van Vollenhove stout,much better than what they normally brew!Not easy to get(even here)but if you are interested i can have a look around for you.Other Dutch breweries also make stoutbeer but i have to look which ones.
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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    There's a couple good ones from Bell's (Kalamazoo Brewing). I particularly like the Cherry Stout. I'm not usually a big fan of fruit in beer, but this one works. Perfectly balanced with bitter dark chocolate like flavors with just a touch of real cherry sweetness.

    Bell's "Expedition Stout" is a must try, too.
    Last edited by hjminard; 07-20-2008 at 16:10.
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    Re: I am running through the stouts

    I second all of Timothy's list with one expansion: the Great Divide Yeti is wonderful- but the Oak-Aged version is simply epic. It is my favorite beer of all time, ever.

    Any beer drinker who also likes oak-aged spirits needs to try it.

    Now.

    I'm serious.

    You will be singing about it like some tavern-dwelling creature in some forgotten Tolken novel.



    Cooper's Stout, Sierra Nevada Stout, Left Hand Milk Stout, and St. Arnold's Winter Stout are all nice, though not as other-worldly as your big imperial stouts.

    And for desert, Young's Double Chocolate Stout poured over a high-quality vanilla ice cream is always worth a go.

    I need a beer!
    Last edited by OldJack; 07-20-2008 at 16:42.

 

 

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