Local Stouts that are on par with the "big boys."

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  1. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (240) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    Here in Louisville, Against the Grain's 35K, 70K, and Bo & Luke are all out of this world. As for our neighbors to the northeast, I'd put BA B.O.R.I.S. from Hoppin' Frog up against any BA Impy Stout in the country.
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  2. VDubDJ

    VDubDJ Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2011 Arizona

    Saw it posted already but Arizona Wilderness' American Presidential Stout is killer. I've heard there are even people out of the state that have heard of it/seek it out.
  3. MisterB330

    MisterB330 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2015 New York

    Lagerness Monster makes me melty inside.......
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  4. GoffmanvsDuffman

    GoffmanvsDuffman Initiate (176) Jul 15, 2013 Arizona

    SunUp White Russian Imperial Stout. Similar to Founders Breakfast stout. Very good. The Perch makes a "Rule All the Things" stout, it's also solid.
  5. emount91

    emount91 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2015 Connecticut

    NEBCO IST anyone?
  6. PatrickCT

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

    Back East Imperial Stout is underrated I think. I grab it whenever I see it.
  7. PatrickCT

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

    How often is it available, though?
  8. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poo-Bah (1,875) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    They're both rated World-Class on BA, made by big breweries and are widely distributed. I could've picked others as well. You get the point.
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  9. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    The OP was trying to find out about Stouts brewed at small local breweries that compare to well known Stouts.
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  10. garyloveman

    garyloveman Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2014 Massachusetts

    Stoneface RIS out of New Hampshire. I'd put it next to KBS or BCBS any day.
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  11. Stevem68

    Stevem68 Meyvn (1,085) May 14, 2015 Ohio

    BA Total Eclipse from Maumee Bay is pretty awesome.
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  12. emount91

    emount91 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2015 Connecticut

    yeaaa only once/twice a year
  13. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon

    I live in Portland Oregon, we are some of the big boys!
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  14. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia

    My vote is for Burnt Hickory Brewing Big Shanty graham cracker stout. I can only think of a few stouts that can hang with it in my opinion.
  15. ABW

    ABW Initiate (0) May 26, 2014 Texas

    Brash Brewing in Houston makes some serious stouts. Abide being amazing
  16. leaversuch

    leaversuch Devotee (404) Dec 18, 2012 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby Cocoa-nut Framinghammer is an amazing BA coconut stout. I think it's on par with the much more hyped big boys in the category.
  17. Charliewine

    Charliewine Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Illinois

    Maumee Bay's Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout in Toledo, OH is choice
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  18. FFreak

    FFreak Defender (665) Nov 10, 2013 Vermont

    Lawson's Finest Rum Barrel-aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout

    Also, actually a Baltic porter, but drinks like a stout - Jacks Abbey Barrel-aged Framinghammer is awesome.
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  19. Frobert_Reynolds

    Frobert_Reynolds Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2014 California

    Packinghouse - Riverside, CA
    Black Beauty Cream Stout
  20. ChairfaceChippendale

    ChairfaceChippendale Initiate (0) May 29, 2014 New York

    Grimm BA Double Negative, especially B2
    Madtree BA Axis Mundi
  21. Jrobb6

    Jrobb6 Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2015 Nebraska

    BA Black Betty from Nebraska Brewing is pretty solid
  22. ncusatis

    ncusatis Initiate (139) Dec 22, 2014 Wisconsin

    Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout(s)
    O'so Liquid Soul
    Hinterland 20th anni BA Stout
    Hinterland Stovepipe (BA Coffee stout)
    3 Sheeps Barrel Aged Series (Paid Time Off, Midnight Bourbon)
    Brenner Brewing Witchcraft
    Lakefront Black Friday (only sold on Black Friday)
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  23. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,846) May 7, 2015 Florida
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    Fudge Bucket or Cafe Americano here in Tampa
  24. bigtizz123

    bigtizz123 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2014 Ohio

    What this dude said. Plus, this stuff is errything:

  25. Jarnet87

    Jarnet87 Initiate (93) Jul 30, 2014 Florida

    Marshall Zhukov was a disappointment for me, but I had high hopes. Was just a tad better then Old Rasputin.
  26. dheldman

    dheldman Zealot (546) Feb 7, 2011 Minnesota

    This weekend!
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  27. Crocea

    Crocea Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2015 Kentucky

    West 6th Snake Cake, and Snake Eyes are delicious!
  28. Oceanbear1

    Oceanbear1 Initiate (134) Aug 8, 2013 Colorado

    Not local for me, but for my parents, but torn label out of Kansas City brews a really good Russian Imperial Stout
  29. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (561) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Sun up white Chocolate, Fate/ Huss 21 hour Sizzurp, BRI Dark Side Till I die, various AZWBC
  30. SCbrewpubfan

    SCbrewpubfan Initiate (101) May 27, 2010 South Carolina

    Heist BA Cataclysm 2 was an extremely pleasant surprise. Has the body and depth of flavor that's the difference between a good and great stout.
  31. Xenoreactive

    Xenoreactive Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2015 Virginia

    Northern Virginia:

    Aslin (Herndon): Deceiver and its variants.
    Adroit Theory (Purceville): has made at least 10 imperial stouts which put most whales to absolute shame.
  32. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,246) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Had Pizza Boy's Sunny Side Up for the first time this weekend. It's right up there with the best coffee stouts.
  33. scbeerman

    scbeerman Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    COAST Willett Rye BA Blackbeerd
    Olde Hickory The Event Horizon
    Creature Comforts See the Stars (although probably more difficult to come by than most other)
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  34. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (2,739) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    3 Sheeps Cashmere Sweater
  35. Tyler_E

    Tyler_E Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2015 North Carolina

    Collaboration without representation!
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  36. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (168) Jan 13, 2014 California

    GOD DAMMIT, I keep reading this and every time I kick myself for passing it up in favor for the EC, which I didn't love. If only they weren't 30 freaking bucks, I'd have got both.
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  37. Hoppy_Time

    Hoppy_Time Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2016 Maine

    Rock Harbor Brewery in Rockland, ME Spruce Head Stout is delicious, though not BA or imperial. They do make an imperial, Sochi Imperial Stout which I have yet to try, but if it's as good as their Spruce Head Stout I'd bet it would stand up.
  38. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Champion (846) Nov 5, 2013 Virginia

    Finback BA BQE is one of the best BBA stouts I've ever had.
  39. devilmakesthree

    devilmakesthree Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2013 Oregon

    Tough Love from Crux is fantastic. I look forward to it every year.
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  40. NavyGuy

    NavyGuy Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2008 Florida

    Intuition King Street Stout
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