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Little Known Stouts

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mvdillman, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. antilite

    antilite Aficionado (160) Florida Jan 1, 2012

    Highland Black Mocha Stout. I like it.
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  2. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    Founder's Breakfast Stout. From a pretty little known brewery in a state I can't think of.
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  3. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I recently saw Nogne O, the Norwegian brewery had a couple offerings. Their imperial stout and their imperial rye porter, Havrestout as well as their imperial stout cognac edition. I picked up their imperial stout but I plan on trying it out this weekend. I've seen them at my local shop here in socal for a while, but I'm not sure how readily available they are throughout the country.

    Another offering might be HaandBryggeriet's Dark Force, another brewery from norway. I have been wanting to try this one as well since it's brewed with wheat. I tried their winter warmer last weekend and thought it was a decent offering for a cold night.
  4. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Nah, he probably heard about it before it was cool.
  5. Dark Seas from Mission Brewing
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  6. powz87

    powz87 Initiate (0) Illinois Jan 18, 2012

    i dont think anyone has said Old Rasputin yet. its a RIS and really good. Most of the southern tier stout bombers are good. I'm not sure if revolution is distributing in indy yet but look for mad cow and rise they are pretty tasty.
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  7. Brewster's Stilton Porter.
    Belvoir Brewery Oatmeal stout.
    Both superb.

    Can't help you with any stouts I don't know about :)
  8. BogBoyJD

    BogBoyJD Savant (305) Ireland Feb 1, 2012

    From Carlow in Ireland, O'hara's Leann Folla'in.
  9. I really like the Duck Rabbit Milk Stout from Kinston, NC. Also, the Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout is fantastic. I've heard some people say Big Bad Baptist, that's a good one. Also the Rogue Double Chocolate Stout, while I know it's not rare, is a fantastic stout.
  10. Lancaster Milk Stout is solid and not mentioned very often on this site. Not sure about their distro though
  11. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, Mc Auslan Brewing. Fabulous, decent price, I can find it pretty regularly. It's probably my favorite "plain" stout.
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  12. Sprecher Russian Imperial Stout flies under the radar, and is one of my favorites.
  13. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (450) Ohio Jun 29, 2012

    Bell's Brewery, Inc. Bell's Special Double Cream Stout
    Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout Ntro
    Magic Hat Brewing Co. Hear of Darkness
    Samuel Smith Old Brewery Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
    Southern Tier Brewing Company 2X Stout
    Great Lakes Brewing Company Blackout Stout
    Wells & Young's Ltd. Young's Double Chocolate Stout
    Tröegs Brewing Company Tröegs Java Head Stout
  14. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Savant (315) Virginia Apr 14, 2009

    Baxter Brewing - Winter Stout
  15. how come nobody has mentioned
    Great Lakes Blackout stout
    or Plead the 5th both are excellent
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  16. planbee

    planbee Savant (365) North Carolina May 28, 2009

    I love Dark Force. There's always plenty of it at all of the stores i frequent as well, which doesn't hurt. I highly recommend it.

    Most of what I would recommend is mentioned already, but as far as "little known" I have to give props to Southern Appalachian Brewery Black Bear Stout. Love love love. For more widely available, I'd add Moo Thunder into the fray.
  17. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Illinois Jun 5, 2012

    Jackie O's Dark Apparition (especially the Bourbon Barrel Aged)

    For something easier to find...Rogue's Chatoe series Dirtoir Black Lager is a really nice, easy drinking and creamy.
  18. legend8706

    legend8706 Savant (310) Virginia Oct 31, 2012

    Dark Hollow is a pretty good BA stout IMO. Doesn't make it out your way but I'm sure I could hook you up with some..
  19. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (365) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    New Holland Dragon's Milk for a BBL Aged one.
  20. cleeze

    cleeze Savant (290) Maine Nov 24, 2008

    Marshall Wharf's SEXY CHOAS! goodluck obtaining some though. maybe the best stout coming out of maine
  21. cleeze

    cleeze Savant (290) Maine Nov 24, 2008

    also Polaris from Rising Tide (BA Ursa Minor)
  22. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (190) New York Apr 2, 2009

    Keegan Ales Mothers Milk and Joe Mama's are 2 good local stouts that I can find in my area. Butternuts Moo Thunder isn't bad at less than $8 a 6pack.
  23. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (485) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Eel River Raven's Eye
  24. Finch's Secret Stache
  25. Tkolar

    Tkolar Aficionado (115) New Jersey Oct 23, 2011

  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Little colorado love here...
    Left hand milk stout, or nitro
    Odell Lugene choco milk stout (who'd have thought a brewer with a great porter could brew a great stout?)
    Ska steel toe stout
    Ska seasonal stouts
    Bristol winter warlock (best oatmeal stout i've had)
    Avery czar
    Copper Kettle mexican chocolate stout (get a trading partner in denver for this)
    AC golden ctayt
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  27. Black Xantus from Nectar Ales. K & L Wines sometimes has a few for sale.
  28. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (505) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Flying dog - Kujo coffe stout
    Victory - Storm King
    Weyerbacher - Old Heathen

    Some of my new favorites that aren't hard to find
  29. Did not read all posts. If I repeat , sorry.

    I have been drinking these this winter. All good, All are reasonable price

    Philadelphia Shackamaximum- oak aged
    VooDoo Big black voodoo - oak aged
    Six point Diesel-cant find any more this year, think its a winter seasonal
    SN stout
    Uinta Labryinth-Rye barrels
    All the Bells I tried this year was real good
    ST 2xstout- milk stout
    Siberian night


    I have a few of each if you cant find them in your area.

    Enjoy
  30. Highwater's Campfire Stout - tastes just like s'mores
    Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate stout
    Both are inexpensive and fairly easy to find
  31. NumberNone

    NumberNone Savant (275) Maryland Mar 12, 2012

    Lots of great stouts already named. Another one for you--Hoppin' Frog B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout. Available in your state, but not mine :(
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  32. Paradise Porter - Diamond Bear Brewing
  33. denver10

    denver10 Champion (865) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Another vote for both Epic's Big Bad Baptist, Ipswich's Oatmeal Stout, and Left Hand's Milk Stout.

    If you like coffee, Santa Fe's Java Imperial Stout is solid, affordable, and available in six packs. Port Brewing's Old Viscosity is a good one too.
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  34. I am not sure if they are available in the USA, but De Molen makes some great stouts and they don't get all that much attention.
  35. Absolut

    Absolut Savant (395) California Sep 19, 2011

    Courage
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  36. Youngs chocolate stout is well known. It used to be nothing short of amazing but im not sure if Wells fatally tweaked the recipe or what because it tastes like there's a half cup of blood in every bottle IMO.
  37. stealth

    stealth Advocate (545) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    I thought it was just me that thought Youngs DC stout was 'different'...glad I'm not imagining things!

    back on topic:
    revolution mad cow milk stout
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  38. BILF

    BILF Advocate (575) Israel Jan 9, 2010

  39. BILF

    BILF Advocate (575) Israel Jan 9, 2010

  40. Squatters Outer Darkness
    Upland Teddy Bear Kisses
    Lost Abbey Santa's Little Helper
    Stoudt's Fat Dog
    Weyerbacher Tiny
    Weyerbacher Heresy
    Weyerbacher Old Heathen
    Perennial Fantastic Voyage
    FW Velvet Merlin
    Voodoo Black Magick
    McNeill's Dark Angel
    Emelisse IRS
    Emelisse Espresso Stout
    Brown's Imperial Stout
    Brown's Oatmeal Stout

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