Best RIS that isn't barrel aged, has no coffee/spices/chocolate?

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  1. nick0417

    nick0417 Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout or Founders Imperial Stout. Hands down.
  2. vfgccp

    vfgccp Grand Pooh-Bah (3,414) Oct 28, 2010 New York
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  3. Sir_Whats-his-face

    Sir_Whats-his-face Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2015 Oregon

  4. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)

  5. HighWine

    HighWine Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 Illinois

    It's hard to get but Mott The Lesser is the best stout I've had that meets the OP's description.
  6. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Zhukov and black Albert are my favorites. Nod to ten fidy aND plead the fifth as well
  7. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Maven (1,348) Nov 5, 2008 Maryland

    Amager Hr. Frederiksen
    Bell's 30th was also great.
  8. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Pooh-Bah (1,751) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    One that hasn't been mentioned is Yuri's RIS from Equinox, which is exceptional, but only available in Fort Collins.

    Old Rasputin
    Ten Fidy

    When I'm lucky:
    VooDoo Big Black VooDoo Daddy
    Founder's RIS
  9. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio

    It literally says Bourbon Wood Aged right on the can...

    I'd like to throw in MadTree's Axis Mundi into the ring, but unfortunately it's not packaged at this time.
  10. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)

    Oops, had only read the coffee, spice, chocolate portion, my bad!
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  11. thuey

    thuey Pooh-Bah (1,609) Nov 13, 2015 California

    I like Founders IS and Ten Fidy, but my vote goes to:

    Lagunitas IS - In many ways, the above are "better", but I find myself only enjoying them to half the glass, and then I don't want anymore. Lagunitas isn't as bold, but is far more drinkable.
  12. klawburke

    klawburke Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2013 Massachusetts

    It is, unfortunately, Barbapapa.
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  13. mungbeans

    mungbeans Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Massachusetts

    Agreed....I hope someone else uses/buys their recipe. It was my go to stout.
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  14. NateDyk47

    NateDyk47 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2015 Michigan

    This thread inspired me to go pick up a 4 pack. Thanks guys :slight_smile:
  15. Bunuelian

    Bunuelian Pooh-Bah (1,700) Mar 22, 2013 Minnesota
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Since this is probably my favorite style and a lot of my darlings have been mentioned already (Southampton IRS, Marshall Zhukov, (aged) Expedition Stout, Founders Imperial Stout, Darkness, Stone IRS & Yeti), I'll give a shout out to some underrated stuff that I've enjoyed and haven't seen mentioned yet:

    -Courage Imperial Russian Stout (this one ages incredibly)
    -Renegade Hammer & Sickle (low ratings but I thoroughly enjoyed it)
    -Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon (along with Raspy, my favorite go-to turd)
    -Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout (somewhat limited and pricey but worth seeking out)
    -Laika Russian Imperial Stout (this one surprised me - very nice)
    -Good People El Gordo (this might be the biggest, baddest stout I've ever had - incredible beer)
    -Black Market Black Hole Sun (right up there with Gordo - at 15% it's a monster - I loved this beer and it looks it's being re-branded as Dmitri in the near future. Hopefully the recipe stays the same and the relatively low BA ratings ensure I can get this relatively easily :wink: )
  16. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,493) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I'd say Founders IRS or Bell's Expedition.
  17. nerdboy19

    nerdboy19 Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2015 Korea (South)

    Vote for Black Albert!!!
  18. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Nationally Founders Imperial Stout
    Locally, Duck Rabbit Rabid Duck
  19. DeanMoriarty

    DeanMoriarty Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 California

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