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What's your #1 Stout?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 2005wendyrika, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. 2005wendyrika

    2005wendyrika Disciple (70) Belgium Jun 10, 2012

    Tumulus Nera by De Kale Ridders.
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  2. cavedave

    cavedave Champion (930) New York Mar 12, 2009

  3. Roger85

    Roger85 Savant (455) Illinois Aug 24, 2012

  4. djrn2

    djrn2 Champion (790) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009

    Southampton IRS

    Honorable mention

    KTG

    Rarer DOS
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  5. What???
    Can you provide a link? can't find it on this site.

    Thank you Google:
    http://www.tumulus.biz/bieren.html
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  6. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Champion (825) Florida Feb 27, 2005

    Founders Porter
  7. 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.
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  8. tectactoe

    tectactoe Advocate (740) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Founders Imperial.
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  9. 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).
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  10. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) Florida May 25, 2012

  11. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (560) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

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  12. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    1#-2006 Avery mephistopoles

    Barrel aged-old Rasputin xv

    Honorable mention-founders imperial
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  13. SN 30th Anniversary Fritz & Ken's imperial Stout. In the non-retired, readily available category, Bell's Kalamazoo Stout. Love rogue chocolate too
  14. toofdoc

    toofdoc Aficionado (240) New Mexico Jun 28, 2011

  15. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Savant (485) New York Feb 18, 2009

    For very special occasions: Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout.
    Seasonally: Founders Imperial Stout.
    Everyday: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.
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  16. harperman69

    harperman69 Savant (355) Tennessee Feb 11, 2009

    Guinness.

    Well, maybe not. I'll go with Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. Cognac Weasel if I were pressed with a variant.
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  17. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Savant (410) Florida May 15, 2011

    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)
  18. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 30, 2011

    Barrel Aged - BCBCS
    Non-Barrel Aged - Founders Breakfast Stout or Imperial Stout
  19. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    The stouts I consume in the largest quantities are SN Stout, FBS and Brooklyn BCS. I'm not a stout hound.
  20. Ten fidy

    Or springhouse big gruesome
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  21. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Savant (250) Massachusetts Sep 20, 2012

    Seems to change over the years, but currently it's either KBS '12 or Parabola '10. Possibly BCBCS '12 in third place.
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  22. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    Seasonal: Marshal Zhukov & Wake-n-Bake

    Year round: Ten Fidy
  23. BCBS, Expedition, Divine Retribution, Wake Up Dead
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  24. BCBS, Expedition, Plead the 5th..never had the barrel aged version but the regular is pretty damn solid.
  25. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Savant (440) Illinois Apr 6, 2012

    BCBS.

    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.
  26. mjcoyle1126

    mjcoyle1126 Aspirant (35) Maryland Feb 28, 2013

    Dogfish head- Chicory Stout or Left Hand Milk Stout
  27. fredmugs

    fredmugs Champion (820) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    Expedition
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  28. 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.
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  29. 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.
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  30. Brooklyn Black Chocolate
  31. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (370) New York Jul 16, 2011

    cherry rye. phenomenal, but I have to be in the mood to tackle such a beast.

    In continuous production: speedway
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  32. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (275) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    #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
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  33. chuckstout

    chuckstout Aficionado (225) Ohio May 22, 2006

    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout!
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  34. #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.
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  35. Stevedore

    Stevedore Champion (835) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

  36. 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.
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  37. Rogue Shakespeare and yeah Guinness - especially with St. Pat's right around the corner
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  38. Victory Storm King, Ten Fidy, Old Rasputin

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