Fav American Double / Imperial Stout Thats Not Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

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  1. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Missed That Part!! Old Raspy or Close Encounter.
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  2. Preluderl

    Preluderl Zealot (507) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Year round AND easy to get narrows it down a whole hell of a lot. Fitting that criteria though I actually think Anderson Valley Wild Turkey is pretty good.
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  3. timedwards3113

    timedwards3113 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

  4. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    @gillagorilla is right though. The issue might be that majority of Beer Drinkers around our parts is mostly Light Lager Imbibers.
  5. bman13

    bman13 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2014 Ohio

    Bourban barrel black maple is the best beer I've ever had if you've had that. Jackie O's is my all time favorite brewery as far as the quality of everything they make.
  6. walz22

    walz22 Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2014 Canada (ON)

    I have to go with Péché Mortel since it's technically available year-round, and oh so good.
  7. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,177) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio

    Going all local - NE Ohio here

    Great Lakes Blackout
    Thirsty Dog Siberian Night
    Hoppin Frog BORIS

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  8. jae

    jae Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2010 Washington

    Bomb!, KDS, Abyss, Darkness
  9. jbertsch

    jbertsch Poo-Bah (1,593) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    It seems I can find it just about any time of year - so much that I've begun to consider it a year-round beer.
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  10. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Zealot (572) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Big Bad Baptist
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  11. AugustusRex

    AugustusRex Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Canada (ON)

    What's the difference?
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  12. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    I always thought American stouts were higher in bitterness and overall hop level, but OP did state American Double/Imperial Stout which is recognized as a distinct style from RIS on this site. I also might be wrong, but I also see a lot more stouts with adjuncts categorized as American than RIS.
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  13. 2014LM2X1

    2014LM2X1 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2014 Massachusetts

    For those in NE, Clown Shoes' Breakfast Exorcism.

    Not sure if it's year-round, but it seems Clown Shoes has been making a decent amount of it since it was first released.
  14. thepenguin

    thepenguin Devotee (449) Aug 8, 2010 Massachusetts

    I've found BOMB! in the city recently. Worth every penny.
  15. timotao

    timotao Disciple (303) Sep 16, 2013 New York

    Even more Jesus
    Péché Mortel
  16. Grodd87

    Grodd87 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Big black voodoo daddy
    I know the last 2 are not year round but they are easy to get when they r out
  17. antman27

    antman27 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 New York

    where ?
  18. ccg

    ccg Devotee (416) May 11, 2015 Virginia

    You're doing all right on price. I've never found BOMB! for less than $10/bottle, and I've never found Vanilla Noir, period. (I could order it online, but I refuse pay $23+shipping for a two-pack that bundles Vanilla Noir with some random farmhouse ale or whatever that I don't care about). If I found them for $8 and $12, respectively, then... well, I'd probably blow a big hole in my wallet that day.

    And for anybody else living in Alabama: Good People Brewing's Coffee Oatmeal Stout is cheap, available year-round, and darn good (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/17282/45303/). Also, Blue Pants Brewery's Imperial Stout and Double Stuff Pinstripe Stout are both quite tasty and on shelves right now. Not sure if they will be available year-round, though.
  19. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,801) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Stone RIS, normal Yeti, Narwhal, Speedway, and Czar.
    I'll take any of those over BCBS, too.
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  20. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    You can put BCBS on the table and it would still be Old Rasputin.
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  21. MuFugga

    MuFugga Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2015 Wisconsin

    Founders Imperial Stout with Bells 30th coming in close behind.

    If we're talking flavored imp stouts, then I'll take Prairie Bomb! over the previously mentioned all day!
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  22. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (574) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland

    Avery's Uncle Jacob's Stout isn't year-round, but it's expensive and unknown enough that I've had luck finding it in bottle shops even 10 months after its release. It's smoother, boozier, and more complex than BCBS. You can tell by my picture I'm a fan.
  23. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Year round would have to be Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin, AleSmith Speedway Stout.
  24. CanadianBacon

    CanadianBacon Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2015 Canada (QC)

  25. ricknelson

    ricknelson Devotee (445) Feb 20, 2010 Vermont

    Hill Farmstead Genealogy. And I also agree on Peche Mortel and Old Rasputin.
  26. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    WE are NOT enjoying BCBS. Can't find any around here :slight_frown:
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  27. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Unless I'm mistaken, this was a one-time only release.
  28. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    Ten Fidy
    TROAIS Coconut
    TROAIS Coffee
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  29. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut

    I do not have any year round available but I am really liking Thimble Island's Mutually Assured Destruction RIS and the BA version even better.
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  30. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2013 California

    Old Rasputin
    Ten Fidy
  31. 2014LM2X1

    2014LM2X1 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2014 Massachusetts

    I thought so as well, but after they were gone from the shelves the first time, I saw a second wave in MA. Worth keeping an eye out for in any case.
  32. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (736) Oct 1, 2015 Rhode Island

  33. bub72ck

    bub72ck Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Virginia

    Ten Fidy (drinking one now) and Speedway but Speedway isn't available around here.
  34. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Anyone that finds some, please let me know if you'd like to trade.
  35. AugustusRex

    AugustusRex Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Canada (ON)

    I've never said "I am in the mood for an American/Double Stout", just "I want a nice imperial stout". Flavoured/unflavoured might be a better distinction.
  36. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (886) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Speedway Stout. Easily.
  37. tim28

    tim28 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2008 Missouri

    Ten Fidy!
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  38. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Aspirant (216) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    SO many...but to echo what a some of the others have said..

    Stone RIS
    Founders Imperial
    Dark Truth
    Plead the 5th
    Undead Party Crasher
    Ten Fidy
    Old Rasputin
    Siberian Night
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  39. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Where are you? It's plentiful in Buffalo
  40. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Barrel aged? KBS has always blown BCBS out of the water, imo.

    Regular stout? Founders Imperial Stout, Voodoo Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sierra Nevada Narwhal... Hard to think of just regular imperial stouts that jump out at me. Most of them are coffee/spice infused.
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