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Little Known Stouts

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mvdillman, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. mvdillman

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    I've been on a real stout kick lately and was just wondering what some good stouts are that I may not have heard of.
    Let the suggestions begin!

    Thanks.
     
  2. mvdillman

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    And suggestions that aren't super rare would be appreciated.
     
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    Here some that are easy to find (dependent upon where you are) and aren't outrageously priced.

    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
    Stone IRS
    Epic Big Bad Baptist
    Alesmith Speedway Stout
    Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon
     
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    New Holland Night Tripper
     
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    New Holland's "The Poet" is a great, sessionable oatmeal stout.
     
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    For straight up American Stout (not Double/Imperial), I love Obsidian from Deschutes.
     
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  8. ShanePB

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    Dominion Oak Barrel Stout is good, cheap and easy to find.

    EDIT: Looking at your location, it won't make it to you. Oops. Sorry.
     
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    I'll second Big Bad Baptist. You may have heard of it, but if not it's my pick for best shelf beer around me. One of the best $12 beers you can buy.
     
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    Old World Russian Imperial Stout (only Brew Dog beer I like)
    Lost Abbey Serpent Stout
    Ballast Point Sea Monster
     
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    Not sure if these are blatantly obvious ones that you have heard of, but they arent talked about ad naseum here so I figured I would mention: Sam Smith Oatmeal and Sam Smith Imperial are both exceptional. I was also once extra'd a Lilja's Sasquatch Stout from Sand Creek Brewing that I thought was just a very good, smooth example of an American stout
     
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    Stone IRS is probably one of the top 10 beers I've ever had and it's super easy to find (at quite cheap considering the quality), at least where I am. If you can find it pick up a few bombers, you won't be disappointed!
     
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    One that I haven't heard mentioned here. Not Little Known (in fact it's Legendary in NC) but I find that most people out of state have not heard of it. Olde Hickory The Event Horizon. One of the most complex stouts you will come across.
     
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    Skagit River Trumpeter Imperial Stout.
     
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    I picked one of these up in a trade and it was really good. Can't wait to get my hands on more.
     
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    The category of what you haven't heard of is a little vague... I don't know if this helps or not, but if you do a BA site search for stout, then filter out the retired stouts, there's over 3000 results to sift through. There's probably other ways to filter the results since that is hardly a narrow field!

    Looks like you've had Founders Breakfast Stout, BCBS, and 3F Blot out the Sun from your reviews.

    Lots of stouts - trial and error is pretty fun. Expensive, but fun...

    Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer is one I like that is maybe off the beaten path. It isn't close to rare where I live, but I don't know if they distribute in your area. (+1 to Ipswich Oatmeal too)
     
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    southern star buried hatchet is pretty good and it comes in a can! my personal favorite is oskar blues ten fidy
     
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  18. mvdillman

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    I wanted to avoid BA's top stout list and just wanted to hear from people's experiences so I can get a good idea then do some research off of their opinions. Some of these sound great though. Def gonna try and get my hands on some through trades!
     
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    Thanks! I've never heard of any of those stouts. :rolleyes:
     
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    Second this. Also, McGovern's Oatmeal Stout is pretty good. If you want to try a great milk stout, try Left Hand's Nitro.
     
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    If you ever venture to Indianapolis, go to black acre and try their Beard Tax RIS....you won't regret it...and then take a growler home with you....
     
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    Looks like you get Thirsty Dog in Indiana, so I recommend Siberian Night.
     
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    Well, there's a chance that a person just getting on his/her first stout kick might not have heard of a few of them. Hopefully I didn't offend the OP...definitely wasn't trying to do so.
     
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    River horse oatmeal stout was pretty good.
    Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company was good as well, if you can get it where you are
     
  25. mvdillman

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    Not offended at all

    I just appreciate how civil people are on this website.
     
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    Lion Stout
    Mackeson XXX Stout
    Dragon Stout
     
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    Got that - just wanted to point out its there - fun to poke through (but that's me)!
     
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    These are some I like that aren't that well known:

    Kernal Export Stout
    De Molen Tsarina Esra
    Emelisse Expresso Stout
    Van Vollenhoven's Stout
    Limfjords Porter
    Pretty Things EIP (disclaimer: I was involved in the making of this beer)
     
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    Thought Mackeson was no longer with us-a great one, though, the definitive milk stout.

    I'm partial to Left Hand Milk (I prefer the nitro version) and Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain myself.
     
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    Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery, one of my new favs. Very smooth & creamy, and a nice price point.
     
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    what about new holland dragons milk. its an easy to find BA stout thats not to pricey
     
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    Uinta Labryinth Black Ale.


    Cheers!
     
  33. TWStandley

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    Ipswich Oatmeal Stout is incredible, and IMO, even with a decent BA rating, vastly under-rated. If you are looking for a true oatmeal stout, look no further.
     
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    Personally love new holland's dragons milk
     
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    this guy/gal speaks the truth
     
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    Good thing this isn't your thread, brosef. o_O
     
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    I don't know if it's been mentioned.....feeling too lazy to sift through the other replies, but Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal stout is so damn good.
     
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    HipsteRIS. It's an obscure one you've never heard of :p
     
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    its was the first Barrel aged beer i had i think. Now the have and Oak and a Bourbon barrel version. Where i live they have it in a bomber as well as a 4 pack. i wanna say its around 15 dollars
     
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    Lefthand Milk Stout is a personal favorite of mine. The nitro variation is enjoyable as well. It made me not hate nitro
     
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