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Recommend some very thick imperial stouts

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BlackDragon, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. AceMaster

    AceMaster Aficionado (185) Iowa Jan 23, 2012

    green flash double stout you could stand a fork in the glass its super thick and awesome
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  2. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Marshall Zhukov's is just a touch thicker than Imperial Biscotti Break.
  3. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Savant (320) Ohio Dec 28, 2011

  4. Did anyone mention Ten Fidy? :rolleyes: Another good one is Bell's Expedition Stout.
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  5. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Your local market has a finite number of RISs. Eat them all.
  6. I'll second Dark Lord, and I'll seventeenth Marshall Zhukov.
  7. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    BCBS is very viscous IMO, it's the thick and obviously very rich.
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  8. Another vote for the front runner Marshal Zhukov, easilly the thickest stout I've ever had.
    Alesmith Speedway, Founders Imperial,BCBS,Ten Fidy are all good calls as well
  9. I have been told Zhukov's final gravity is 1.050. For those of you that don't homebrew, 1.030 would be considered a thick stout. 1.050 would be considered a good starting gravity of a pale ale.
  10. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Savant (450) Illinois May 6, 2010

    I haven't seen Perennial's Abraxas mentioned yet, so I'll put that one out there. I really enjoyed it, but the 750 ml bottle was almost too much for me. I thought that it was a lot thicker than FIS, Green Flash Double Stout and some others mentioned here.
  11. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Savant (435) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    Great Divide Yeti...go ahead, eat it with chop sticks.

    I don't rate a hell of a lot of beers, but I can say that Yeti is the only beer that received all 5's from me. It is a truly superb beer - all the variants are excellant, but I like the regular version best.
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  12. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    I know it's called a "black ale" on the bottle, but Uinta Brewing's Labyrinth Black Ale is one imperial stout that fits the bill in my opinion...
  13. Had a BORIS not too long ago and almost needed a spoon it was so thick. Have a DORIS still to drink but I'm afraid of it.
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  14. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (660) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    That is insane, but makes sense after tasting it. I split a bottle three ways and it felt like eating a meal.
  15. Rosty

    Rosty Aficionado (200) New York Nov 29, 2006

    Brooklyn Black Ops is another I had lately that was big and thick. And why does this tread sound like it belongs on a porn forum more then a beer form?
  16. Lots of proper inclusions already mentioned. Just wanted to add Avery The Czar to that list, as per my experience last night.
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  17. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    See the avatar, my personal beer love affair, Marshal Zhukov!

    Everyone wants Hunahpu and for good reason, but many forget Zhukov is the base beer for it and probably easier to get in trade from us Florida folks, lol.
  18. I haven't had thicker than FIS or Tin Fidy
  19. Big John is pretty thick.....And yes, that is what she said.
  20. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (300) Iowa Sep 29, 2012

    FIS, Expedition, Yeti, Night Stalker, etc., all of them?
  21. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (195) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    Founders Imperial. Never seen a stout pour like that one does.
  22. Mikkeller Black Buffalo weighing in at a mighty 19.3%abv aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels, they don't get much more outrageous than that. It is like a bourbon with a little stout in it and pretty damn thick if I remember correctly. Also Fulton Worthy Adversary was surprisingly weighty with wonderful rich notes of toffee and cocoa nibs.
  23. Darklord, but it is disgusting
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  24. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    I know it's a summer release - what are the chances of any bottles of Zhukov still being on shelves this time of year (I have a potential mule in St Pete Beach.) Thanks!
  25. acurtis

    acurtis Poobah (1,130) New Jersey Sep 27, 2010

    Mexican Cake
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  26. Brooklyn BCS has a big footprint, bigger than Bells, CC, and Hoppin' Frog (according to seekabrew.com). But if you're on the west coast, then you don't have much chance, I'm afraid.
  27. And I second all the FIS recs. The benefit of that beer is that it tastes better than almost all of the recommendations so far, including my own.
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  28. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    Hit or miss at this point. The only stores that I see them pop up at here and there are Whole Food Markets. I usually stock up anytime I see them, but I'm even getting low at the moment.
  29. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (330) Arizona Oct 16, 2012

    I totally agree. It is the smoothest as well ! If you want one more complex.... Old Rasputin Russian Imerial Stout.
  30. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) New York Jan 15, 2011

    Marshall Zhukov was the thickest stout I've ever had until I had Zhukov's Final Push
  31. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    I'll third Dark Lord but unfortunately I don't have any left if anyone has any I'd trade any of the following and maybe multiples for a Dark Lord BCBS, 2010 Arcadia Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter, Arcadia 2011 Barrel aged shipwreck, Black Note, Arcadia Barrel aged imperial stout
  32. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    I should add priority given for Barrelaged and then oldest bottling date
  33. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    whats MZ???
  34. Zbyler

    Zbyler Aficionado (220) Connecticut Jan 18, 2013

    ten fidy as mentioned above
    Founders Imp Stout
    New England Stout trooper was thick to me as well
  35. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Initiate (0) California Jan 22, 2012

    Old Viscosity, Older Viscosity & Santa's Little Helper from Port. The Butcher from Societe. Speedway from Alesmith. All very, very thick. Sea Monster from BP as well. Victory at Sea is an Imperial Porter that can float a quarter.
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  36. watsonmd

    watsonmd Savant (365) Georgia May 16, 2009

    D.O.R.I.S. is available in GA.
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  37. Alesmith Speedway Stout and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
  38. haven't seen it mentioned yet and it came to my mind right away: avery's uncle jacob's
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