Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 2005wendyrika, Feb 28, 2013.
Tumulus Nera by De Kale Ridders.
Can you provide a link? can't find it on this site.
Thank you Google:
Rogue Shakespeart Stout.
Attended an Imperial Stout tasting recently and tasted some of the best and rarest but the 1 that stood out among the rest was Chocolate Rain.
I don't necessarily agree, but nicely played
I'm going to have to go with Courage Imperial Stout, myself, if we're talking 'specialty' stouts, and Sierra Nevada Stout for everyday 'by the pitcher' type stuff (which people I knew in the 80s and 90s thought should actually be categorized as a porter, due to the black patent malt and hops- so there's my line-blurring choice).
1#-2006 Avery mephistopoles
Barrel aged-old Rasputin xv
Honorable mention-founders imperial
SN 30th Anniversary Fritz & Ken's imperial Stout. In the non-retired, readily available category, Bell's Kalamazoo Stout. Love rogue chocolate too
For very special occasions: Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout.
Seasonally: Founders Imperial Stout.
Everyday: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.
Well, maybe not. I'll go with Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. Cognac Weasel if I were pressed with a variant.
This seems like a hard question, because their are so many I haven't tried (and reviewed) yet!
for now its in this order:
1. Expedition stout
2. Narwalll stout
3. 2X stout
4. Old Rasputin (Bump it up to 2 if it has a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it)
Barrel Aged - BCBCS
Non-Barrel Aged - Founders Breakfast Stout or Imperial Stout
The stouts I consume in the largest quantities are SN Stout, FBS and Brooklyn BCS. I'm not a stout hound.
Or springhouse big gruesome
Seems to change over the years, but currently it's either KBS '12 or Parabola '10. Possibly BCBCS '12 in third place.
Seasonal: Marshal Zhukov & Wake-n-Bake
Year round: Ten Fidy
BCBS, Expedition, Divine Retribution, Wake Up Dead
BCBS, Expedition, Plead the 5th..never had the barrel aged version but the regular is pretty damn solid.
But, It may change this weekend when I crack my BCBCS as I can't imagine myself not loving this more being a huge coffee drinker.
Dogfish head- Chicory Stout or Left Hand Milk Stout
This is almost identical to mine, except every day would be Founders Breakfast Stout. I know that's only available for 5 months, but I don't drink stouts often in the warmer months.
Soooo many good stouts out there (and in my cellar). This is another "what mood am I in" and who am I with question that will determine what I'd pull out. A Speedway Stout when it's more than me, maybe a FIS when it's just me. Then there's other considerations including Expedition, Ten Fidy, Zhukov...! Decisions, decisions.
Brooklyn Black Chocolate
cherry rye. phenomenal, but I have to be in the mood to tackle such a beast.
In continuous production: speedway
#1 All Time: Bell's Black Note
#1 Limited: Founders Imperial Stout (maybe FBS, can't decide)
#1 Year Round: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
Samuel Smith Imperial Stout!
#1 for me is Short's Cup of Joe. When fresh I would take this over any "whale" stout or other limited stout out there that I have tried so far.
Plead The 5th is the best non Bb aged I've ever had. Blows away the competition, but I won't name names. Hard to go wrong with BCBS and variants for Bb stuff. KBS and CBS are no slouches there, either.
Rogue Shakespeare and yeah Guinness - especially with St. Pat's right around the corner
Victory Storm King, Ten Fidy, Old Rasputin
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