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

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  1. danjm21

    danjm21 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014 California

    Tweak, Mephistopheles, Uncle Jacob
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  2. dcotom

    dcotom Grand Pooh-Bah (5,151) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Péché Mortel
    Pirate BOMB!

    I was also impressed with the Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout (except for the ridiculous-looking bottle art).
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  3. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Boulevard Dark Truth and Evil Twin Lil' B for truly year-round non-BA imperial stouts. Yes, Lil' B. There is no objective difference between porter and stout post-1950, and certainly no difference between an "imperial porter" and an imperial stout.

    Only know of two year-round BA stouts, one of which (Palo Santo Marron) is labelled a brown ale for marketing purposes. That one's good; the other one, Dragon's Milk, is also good.

    In practice, Sierra Nevada Narwhal and Brooklyn Chocolate Stout are basically year-round; I give both of those a leg up on Dark Truth personally.
  4. JoeBond

    JoeBond Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2015 Oregon

    Berserker and BA Ivan the Terrible are my two faves. Both are outstanding! Cant forget Cuvee Delphine!
  5. MickeyHops

    MickeyHops Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2009 California

    Can't believe Green Flash Double Stout has not been mentioned yet. American-style double stout, available all year, $7.99 for a 4 pack at Trader Joe's.
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  6. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2012 California

    Biscotti Break
    Black Xantus

    These might not technically be year round, but they are certainly readily available most of the year.
  7. nc41

    nc41 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    Just about anything Eclipse.

    Big Bad Baptist.
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  8. Nominoe

    Nominoe Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2014 California

    Am I wrong in remembering regular Speedway is $15 per bottle? I don't see that as a reasonably priced beer, really.

    Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher is probably my favorite good, cheap, year round RIS.
  9. tobelerone

    tobelerone Grand Pooh-Bah (4,054) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    There have been a lot of good suggestions in this thread already in terms of stuff that's year round, or nearly so, and readily available, and also to be found in New York state, where the OP actually is.

    One that fits the bill that hasn't been mentioned so far is Uinta's Labryinth, a really quality BA imperial stout that gets overlooked a lot, IMO. I always seeing this beer sitting on shelves, people be sleepin. You can find vintage bottles around without much trouble. Not particularly inexpensive (15ish for a 750ml) but I never regret buying, and drinking, one of these.
  10. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    blackout stout
    Voodoo big black
    Not sure if these are year round as I dont see them all the time.

    Labyrinth.....see it all the time but is is a BBA......
    Speedway is great but $12-15 for a non BBA

    10 Fidy is not year round

  11. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Well OP did say American... And many breweries make the Russian/American distinction pretty clear on their labels or description.
  12. InfernoBoss

    InfernoBoss Maven (1,264) Apr 7, 2011 California

    In no particular order......Serpent Stout, Speedway Stout, Abyss, Founders Breakfast, Big Bad Baptist, Peche Mortel (yes, I know....Canadian), Old Viscosity, Track #10, Bomb!, and Chocolate Rain (yes, I know......not even close to year round). None of these, save Chocolate Rain, are remotely difficult to find, at least in CA. And all are top notch.

    And this doesn't even take into account Russian Imperials like Old Raspy (available for ~$10/4 pack any day of the week) and Ten Fidy.
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  13. WillDavis707

    WillDavis707 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2015 California

    One of the first beers that got mt into craft beer...North Coast Old Rasputin, amazing every time and widely available.
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  14. meb3476

    meb3476 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher...
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  15. antman27

    antman27 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 New York

    NYC Long island
  16. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Dude, it's not that hard to find. Try beermenus.
  17. Tonyjenlasc

    Tonyjenlasc Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New Jersey

    Ten Fidy
    Old Raspy
    Undead Party Crasher
    Terrapins WNB
  18. IPAGeorge

    IPAGeorge Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Illinois

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  19. antman27

    antman27 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 New York

    I have Nothing within 40 Miles
  20. keithmurray

    keithmurray Pooh-Bah (2,721) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Did anyone mention Storm King yet?
  21. MiloDropsOutofCollege

    MiloDropsOutofCollege Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2015 Colorado

    I second this motion.
  22. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2015

    new top ten favorite
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  23. TBonez477

    TBonez477 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2015 Vermont

    This is completely contradictory to OP's intent but I think it has to be said that FIS, IRS, Ten FIDY, Narwhal and even Raspy are all great imperial stouts but they are all better with between 1-2 years on them. For my money, the best imperial straight off the shelf is FBS. Often taken for granted (myself included) but a go-to pretty much anytime. I would put another vote in for Bomb! if it were more readily available here.
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  24. tigg924

    tigg924 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,890) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Voodoo Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is my favorite.
  25. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Unless you're 40 miles from the city, that's not true. PM me if you want.
  26. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Probably ten fidy or bomb, ten fidy being a bit more common, both too expensive but still great
  27. beersnobraven

    beersnobraven Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2014 Illinois

    Definitely Lagunitas High West-Ified. Too bad it was a one-off.
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  28. Saint-Paul-Rodney

    Saint-Paul-Rodney Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2015 Minnesota

    Big Bad Baptist is the best year round offering not only that is inexpensive comparatively. $12-$14 for a 750ml and it ages very well.
  29. Herky21

    Herky21 Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa

    Most of the things you've listed are at least as expensive than BCBS, if not more.
  30. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2015

    couldn't agree more
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  31. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Per ounce, two or maybe three of them are. Vanilla Noir and World Wide Stout. Possibly Chocolate Manifesto but I can't remember.
  32. FutureJack

    FutureJack Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2007 California

    3 pages and no mention of Green Flash Double Stout. A got-dang good ol' American Imperial Stout. One of the first imperial stouts I fell in love with. I love a lot of the beers mentioned in this thread of course. Speedway is one of my favs but I think the coffee shifts that into a different category for me, same as Victory at Sea. As for year-round easily available stouts in my area, I would also add Bell's Expedition to my list. So many great imperial stouts are technically seasonal.
  33. FutureJack

    FutureJack Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2007 California

    I have never seen that in 750ml. Just 22oz.
  34. BigMike

    BigMike Initiate (0) May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Bear republic Big Bear Black Stout. Not sure if its year round but its on the shelves around here quite often. Awesome beer!
  35. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois

    Abduction and Hunter Series here in Chicago
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  36. JAntony345

    JAntony345 Initiate (0) May 1, 2010 New York

    Bruey Weekday stouts
    Avery Uncle Jacobs
  37. jlt6116

    jlt6116 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2009 California

    Old Rasputin.
  38. Jtweezy211

    Jtweezy211 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2015 Oklahoma

    Speedway and prairie bomb
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  39. colin_osito

    colin_osito Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2015 California

    Black Tuesday at the moment.
  40. beergoot

    beergoot Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,689) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    A few off the top of the ol' beer-addled noggin:

    Bitches Brew - DFH
    Ten FIDY - OB
    Parabola - FW
    Big Bad Baptist - EB
    Sea Monster - BP

    and, of course, there are many others that should fit the bill...
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