Best Stouts....and go!

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  1. azurel

    azurel Initiate (0) May 27, 2016 Michigan

    Nothing super rare but maybe limited distribution:
    Founders breakfast stout
    Bells Black note
    Bells Expedition
    Epic Big bad Baptist
    Evil Twin Even more Jesus/Biscotti break
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  2. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,697) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Some of my favorites that I haven't seen mentioned yet.

    Deschutes - The Abyss
    Bear Republic - Big Bear Black Stout
    FiftyFifty - Eclipse (I prefer the Elijah Craig)
    The Bruery - Grey Monday
    North Coast - Old Rasputin
    De Struise - Black Albert
    Hoppin Frog - BORIS The Crusher
    Great Divide - Yeti (any variants)
    Evil Twin - Imperial Biscotti Break

    I'd also recommend trying some Baltic Porters as well. Alaskan Brewing has a great one.
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  3. Jay_P22

    Jay_P22 Aspirant (233) Mar 17, 2016 Virginia

    I think it depends if you talking the best stouts, or stouts that you can actually get. Because I would love to try kentucky brunch brand stout, and I am sure its amazing, but I doubt I get my hands on it.

    Ones I can get and love -
    Hardywood Bourbon GBS
    Kentucky Christmas Morning
    Biggie Smores
    Epic Big Bad Baptist
    Velvet Merkin
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Dark Lord
    Mexican Cake
    Heir Apparent
    Peche Mortel

    OK, I got tired of typing.
    #283 Jay_P22, Dec 29, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
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  4. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,510) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    This could be a very long list, but I'll single out...
    Ten Fidy
    Péché Mortel
    Black Note
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  5. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,074) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Ipswich Ale makes a great oatmeal stout if you're looking for something a bit more traditional. Haven't tried the Treehouse, but the other three you listed are all superb.
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  6. MFMB

    MFMB Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2015 Idaho

    If you are ever out Wyoming, Idaho, Montana way try Snake River Zonkers. It is world class.
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  7. Bgar15

    Bgar15 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2016 Connecticut

    Ahhhh I had I known! I ventured out to Jackson Hole this past summer to visit the Tetons and Yellowstone. Next time
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  8. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2016 Connecticut

    Your list has some of my favorites. Sometimes you can find Speedway variants on tap into ct. I love ten fidy. It's my favorite readily available beer.

    I recall Sunday morning stout being excellent. Can't wait to see that again. I'm also very fond of southern tier's stouts. Scored a four pack of chocolate orange. Happy about that one. I enjoy evil twin biscotti break. Maple jesus was excellent. Need to try more of their brews.
  9. laketang

    laketang Poo-Bah (1,535) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona

    pipeworks close encounter
    lost abbey serpents stout
    founders breakfast stout
    nogne o imperial stout
    founders kbs
    buckley imperial stout
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  10. Larueminati

    Larueminati Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts

    On your next trip to Tree House check out "The Beer Shop" in east longmeadow mass, nice variety of stouts. Two great ones they have is the Evil Twin imperial biscotti break, and 14th star maple breakfast stout. They should have Founders breakfast aswell
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  11. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2016 Connecticut

    I enjoy fbs but it's far thinner than ten fidy. No where near as sweet either. Biscotti break is always good. That's probably as close to the same vein that I've tried. Still not as thick as ten fidy or gatherer.

    Just started getting pipework in CT. I'll keep an eye out for close encounter, thanks.
  12. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,826) May 7, 2015 Florida
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    Ten Fidy for sure
  13. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,487) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Dark Horse Plead The 5th
    Siren Noire
    Founders Imperial Stout
    Old Rasputin
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
    Bells Kalamazoo Stout
    Mackeson XXX Stout
  14. jvigue

    jvigue Initiate (59) May 30, 2015 Washington

    Funny, nobody has mentioned anything from Fremont Brewing in Seattle. B-Bomb is fantastic as well as anything from their Dark Star series.
  15. Bgar15

    Bgar15 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2016 Connecticut

    Was just able to trade for some Lagunitas High-Westfield imperial coffee stout.

    Sounds like it's a tough one to find, glad to get my hands on some. Coffee stouts may be my favorite type of all, hoping it lives up to the hype
  16. gshak

    gshak Zealot (558) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    Without knowing much about what you have access to, and don't, I'll try listing out what I believe to be some widely distributed ones, in the list of great stouts (IMO):
    North Coast Old Rasputin
    Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
    Alaskan Stout
    Samuel Adams Cream stout
    Sierra Nevada - Stout, Narwhal
    Deschutes - Obsidian, The Abyss
    Lagunitas - High West-ified, Cappuccino, Imperial Stout (in that order)
    Oskar Blues - Ten Fidy
    Founders - Imperial Stout, Breakfast Stout, and their world-class KBS (should you be lucky!)
    Bells Expedition
    Firestone Walker's - Parabola, Velvet Merlin
    Alesmith - Speedway and all variants of it (Vietnamese Speedway, BA, BBA..etc)
    Great Divide - Yeti, and all variants of it (Oatmeal, Oak aged, Espresso...)
    Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Stout, and all variants
    Avery - Tweak, Uncle Jacob's
  17. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,841) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    It depends on what you would like in your stout. Bourbon? Coffee? Mexican spices?

    I suggest starting with the straight up stouts (Ten Fidy, Expedition, Narwhal, Stone RIS, Founders IS, Mephistopheles, etc.) and then go to those with other stuff added or aged in something. Enjoy!
  18. Everydayoff

    Everydayoff Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2010 Thailand

    My top 3 will be:-
    Mikkeller - Beer Geek Vanilla Shake BA Bourbon
    Evil Twin - Imperial Biscotti Break
    Founders - KBS
  19. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (547) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    Lottsa great recommendations already. If you are in the NE area try to score any of Kane brewing Porters or Stouts. Either Brunch, Sunday or Mexican - ANTEAD - Morning Bell and Silent Nights are all outstanding.
  20. Bgar15

    Bgar15 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2016 Connecticut

    You guys are awesome.

    After doing some wheeling-and-dealing, I was able to get my hands on some Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout, Ten Fidy, and BA Ten Fidy.

    Looking forward to this long weekend!
  21. aquabears

    aquabears Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2016 Connecticut

    I am also in CT. If you can find Black Dawn by Relic, it is worth getting. Solid, straight-up stout. Also local would be Big Bad Bunny at Steady Habit and MAD by Thimble Island.
    You should be able to find Stone Xocoveza, also Wormtown Sweet Tats (if you head up to MA it should be on the shelf at the liquor store). And keep an eye out for Tree House Single Shot.
  22. Crim122

    Crim122 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    My favorites are:

    Ten FIDY
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Sierra Nevada Narwhal
    Stone RIPS

    And they're all really easy to find. I need to try Even More Jesus.
  23. Bgar15

    Bgar15 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2016 Connecticut

    Ten Fidy is easy to find? I thought it was more exclusive and tough to get your hands on.

    I'm not familiar with the distribution of it but what's availability like in the CT area?
  24. beernuts

    beernuts Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia

    In areas where its distributed its very easy to find.
  25. renedom21

    renedom21 Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2016 Texas

    Weldwerks - Peanut Butter Cup Achromatic
    Central Waters - Eighteen
    Parish - Maple Shade
    Great Divide - Espresso Oak Aged Yeti

    Majority of Guadalupe Brewing Stouts and Lakewood's Temptress and variants
  26. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    For stouts that are readily available
    Founders imperial and breakfast
    Hoppin frog stouts
    Yeti and variants
    Victory storm king
    Boulevard dark truth, will be discontinued soon so pick it up.
    Siberian night
  27. jparizo

    jparizo Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Indiana

    Stouts are probably my favorite style of beer as well. I would recommend trying any stout that you can get your hands on (for the most part). Old Rasputin (especially on nitro) and BCBS are probably my favorite, but I love many of those mentioned above.
    Also, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout and 3 Floyds Moloko are really the first two that were memorable and got me into stouts. Since you'll most likely not be able to get Moloko, Left Hand Milk Stout is an easy dessert beer to fall in love with (even for some non-beer drinkers).
    Cheers and happy hunting.
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  28. brewskifan55

    brewskifan55 Initiate (0) May 17, 2011 Mississippi

    Just had my first Parabola and I'm in love. A big surprise is Astronaut Status from Wiseacre in Memphis. They call it the Bourbon County Killer.
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