Imperial Stout Appreciation Thread (2022)

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  1. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

  2. Uberdachen

    Uberdachen Initiate (42) Jun 21, 2019 Minnesota
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    Hello stout thread,

    A week or so ago I had this fellow:
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    And tonight I’m all up in this one:
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    First time I’ve had either, absolutely loving both. Sat on the parabola for no real reason, and didn’t pick up more over the years because I wound up getting some similarly heralded BCBS and those seemed like just Hershey’s syrup and booze (I’m not above that, just felt I paid for more). This and the triple mash are more what I was expecting from those, so, fuck, I didn’t need more beer directions for my money to want to head in.

    Ahh, the depth of this fucker is immense. Going to sweat some proper chocolate tomorrow.
     
  3. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,401) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    2019 Black Tuesday in a can. This defines what a big stout can be. Boozy, but still tons of rich imperial stout comes through. Expensive? I think I paid $20 for this can. Compared to some of the $20-$30 stouts available, this is at the top of my list.

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  4. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (655) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    I finally fuckin found Speedway Stout last night. Planned on drinking it but was so beat i passed out. Currently enjoying it now and it's as good as ever.
    Bought only a single last night but im going back for a pack in a few hours.

    After a long nap
     
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  5. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,184) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    Further proof of my old age came in todays bank statement, they have received the 1st of who knows how many payments for the required RMD's. Thought I'd celebrate with a Buckledown Significant and a toke or two of some Black Afghan....
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  6. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (655) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    congrats on making it past 100!!

    Currently enjoying a classic that spent time in a barrel to become even better
    BBA Old Rasputin. Bought two 4 packs so far and will by more
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  7. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (655) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    buy* fucking type-os
     
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  8. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Poo-Bah (1,554) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    Churriosity By The Bruery. Thanks to Dane for this decadent stout. 14.2% completely masked by deliciousness. Cheers!

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  9. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

  10. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (655) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    proper glassware only
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  11. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

    матрёшка рулит!
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  12. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (655) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Walking into Downtown to buy my cat some food

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  13. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT Poo-Bah (1,938) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    #1453 BMBCLT, Oct 21, 2022
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  14. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (655) Apr 9, 2015 California
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  15. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Meyvn (1,143) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    Cheers!

    Damon is tremendous. Highly recommended.
     
  16. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Meyvn (1,143) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    It's been a bit since I posted because of all the Jewish holidays, but now that they are over, I can inundate you with all the stoutage I've been imbibing.

    Firstly... thank you to @Luscious_Malfoy for the trade:

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    Here are the stouts since last time:

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  17. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Meyvn (1,143) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    This one deserved its own post. I drank this last night and was absolutely blown away. It's among the thickest stouts I've ever had, and I so admired the head retention and the way the beer stuck to the glass, I just couldn't stop taking pictures, so bear with me.

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    From across the room!

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    I couldn't even get to the last drop because it all stuck to the side of the glass before it got to my mouth. This was truly a sublime beer experience.

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  18. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (4,608) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    [​IMG]had a port BA Damon last night. was excellent! cheers!
     
  19. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

  20. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Defender (694) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    [​IMG] Tired Hands Only Void 2021”S’mores “ Imperial Stout! Only Void 2022 release is scheduled for this Sunday, 10/23!
     
  21. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Poo-Bah (1,554) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    Founders Fudgiosity or whatever The Mighty Kosmicki ™ calls it. Cheers!

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  22. micada

    micada Meyvn (1,452) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    Cross posted with WBAYDN: 8 Wired 11th anniversary iStout double imperial. At $10/12 is I was reluctant for a new recommendation, as even the beer guy hadn’t tried it yet. Stellar! No adjuncts, no barrel aging. I’d swear it sat in barrels, but on lingering flavors, I think it must be double mashed? Super dark with a dark stone fruit middle. Not overly sweet or off like the Komes RIS. Has a traditional RIS aroma, although Im not sure this is intended as a RIS. 15% ABV hides well, but has the slightest burn to cut those dark flavors. In any event, a good drink.

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  23. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,665) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Ive got an imperial stout to share after a trip to Barreled Souls last weekend, and a ton of tasty stouts, but simply not in the mindset nor capacity to take photos of what I drank.
    Got a busy soccer weekend with my daughter's team so only one beer tonight, but should be back with a few tomorrow.
    This is tree House Quadruple Shot Extra Dark 11.2% imp stout with a lot of added coffee.

    Onto my review:
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    Sampling this 12 oz bottle poured at cellar temp into my snifter. The beer pours a thick jet black color into my glass and almost no head to speak of upon entry, but a little tan fizzy bubble layer comes up a few seconds later. This foam fades quickly to an edge layer.
    Aroma is dark malts, with roasted hits, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, a bit of charred wood and faint brown sugar notes. No hops nor booze notes.
    Definitely very roast forward.
    First sip reveals a smooth textured beer with fine rolling carbonation and a slightly oily feel and fairly thick body. Definitely a little coating on each swallow.
    Flavor is very briefly brown sugar and then rolls to coffee grounds and a bit of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Not a lot of sweet notes here, but not aggressively bitter from the roast and coffee either.
    Never get any booze hints here which is impressive for 11.2%.
    Quite a nice Imperial stout
    4.36 in the BA DB.
     
  24. RJD422

    RJD422 Initiate (154) Aug 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

  25. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,184) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    I've never seen that in real life, Ol Raspy's, a long time favorite.
     
  26. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (655) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    So this happened, but its garbage cuz they used the Totalitarian recipe for it instead of OG IRS recipe.
    to add more garbage: they removed the Russian from the name like that changes anything at all.
    Maybe not garbage but not something i will seek out after waiting for this all fuckin year


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  27. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,184) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    A Noon Whistle/Binnys Bev Depot collaboration, No Sleep Til Bardstown a BA stout. Thick'n chewy, nice head and a bit of lacing. Bourbon is upfront, some chocolate and some roasted malts. It's a bit sweet, but the flavors are there. Smooth, creamy and really sticky. It's good, but probably not something I'd buy again.
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  28. Argail

    Argail Zealot (506) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

  29. Spade

    Spade Defender (670) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Sierra Nevada Narwhal

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    My first time drinking this one. Am I crazy or does it have a grapefruit-kinda flavor? I get a bit of the roasted malt and alcohol, but there's definitely a citrus/melon quality.

    How does this one age?
     
  30. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (797) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    I’ve had only one bottle from my new six-pack, and I thought it had a weird aftertaste that I could not identify. I’ve always enjoyed Narwhal in past years.
     
  31. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (4,608) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    ages excellently. to me, the best candidates for aging as far as stouts go, are non-BA RIS.
     
  32. Spade

    Spade Defender (670) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks. I will set a few aside.
     
  33. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (9,004) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Barreled Souls - Teotihuacan. Big dark cocoa and smokey chile flavors in the aroma and flavor. Definitely has a spicey kick to balance the mild sweetness. Thick, full bodied. A little boozy.
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  34. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,665) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Sampling one of the many brews I brought home after a trip to Maine. This is Foundation Brewing Dark Omen Imperial Stout. 11.2%.

    Onto my review:
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    Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz can poured into my snifter. Beer was picked up at the brewery last weekend. Label says packaged winter of 2022, but it is only October 2022 as I type this....time travel order?
    The beer pours a coffee black color with thin dense beige head fizzing up and fading away quickly to an edge layer
    Nose is definitely a little boozy with hints of bourbon and dark chocolate and a bit of vanilla. NO hop character on the nose.

    First sip reveals a smooth texture and medium to thick body. Carbonation is soft and gentle and very mild. Beer drinks pretty easy on the physical traits.
    Flavor is rich chocolate, brown sugar and bourbon and vanilla. Maybe a little caramel or toffee in there too. No fusol heat or black pepper bite from the ABV and no hop presence.
    I find this to be an easy drinking big stout with smooth texture and sweet but definitely not over the top flavor profile.
    Well made, glad I have more cans.
    4.29 in the BA DB
     
  35. BeerFan

    BeerFan Initiate (128) Feb 11, 2003 New Jersey

    Where did you get the info on the recipe!
     
  36. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (4,608) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    enjoying an Elijah Craig barrel-aged Zangief. thanks to @TurkeysDrinkBeer for this one - it was incredible. perfect balance of oak, whiskey, leather, chocolate and a touch of dark fruits for good measure. thick mouthfeel. really enjoyed this one. cheers!
     
  37. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Defender (655) Apr 9, 2015 California
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  38. ESHBG

    ESHBG Devotee (454) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    My first time having it recently also and I really enjoyed it but agree on the odd citrus notes underneath the surface in there and I attribute it to the usual SN yeast/hops, as it has a familiar flavor profile to me. I am going to age at least one bottle and see how it tastes in a few months. I have been really enjoying it but if one wants a more traditional, smoother Stout taste I would not nominate this beer when it's on the fresher end (just like I would not nominate Bigfoot for Barleywines when it's fresh).
     
  39. Spade

    Spade Defender (670) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah, my thought while finishing the bottle was that it was likely the hops, but hadn't considered the yeast. I'll set maybe 2 bottles aside for a while. Should be interesting.
     
  40. ESHBG

    ESHBG Devotee (454) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    SN uses a fairly neutral yeast strain (Chico) and I think that is what is used in this but if you cool that yeast a bit I have heard that it can give off some fruity tastes which is what I think may be going on here in combination with the hops.

    I too am looking forward to seeing what it evolves into over a few months.
     
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