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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by dmgallag, Oct 17, 2014.
This is one of my new "go-to's". Cheaper than ten-fidy, higher ABV, and just better overall.
Thanks for the tips. I couldn't find any ten fiddy (the highest vote getter) at any of my local stores, but I was able to pick up a bomber of Yeti and going to crack it open as soon as I get the kids asleep. I think I have a distro. bead on 10/50 so I am going to try that ASAP.
Thanks for all your help!
Fat Dog stout, Kalamazoo stout, old engine oil, Tiny, Stones Russian Imperial, Old Heathen, Yeti....espresso and non espresso versions, two brothers imperial stout, Arcadia imperial stout. All wonderful. Too many to name. LOVE STOUTS. Can't help it! The drink I enjoy when not having black rich coffee.
Yeti is meaty beefy big and bouncy. You'll love it! See if you can find the espresso version.
Smutty Nose Winter Ale
Ten Fidy...the "milkshake" beer that's actually more expensive than a real milkshake.
Having a Yeti right now. Wow, pretty good. This stuff clings to the side of your glass as you drink it. Good call, BA community.
Great Lakes Blackout Stout is extremely underrated
Pretty Things Barbapapa. You have to swallow 3 times just to get it down! I hope they make it again this year!
Societe The Butcher. The west coast Marshal Zhukov's.
Ten Fidy is awesome, but Narwhal is damn near as (if not as) good and half the price. You might also be able to find Brooklyns' Black Chocolate which is possibly better. I say possibly because I've only had two one was almost perfect the second went bad and ended up being a drain pour.
Evil Twins Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room. FANTASTIC.
Just picked up a bottle of Evil Twin Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti Break
As far as thicky-thick goes, I'd say Founders RIS. You can honestly pour the bottle and hold it upside down for a minute and it will continue to drip. That being said, taste wise there are at least a handful that I would put a head of it.
i got a four pack of ten fiddy today... $15... damn. I also got a bomber of Doris Imperial Stout from Hoppin Frog. Looking forward to trying them... but my wallet tells me I may not be able to afford the "Thick" stout lifestyle.
Oatmeal Yeti is a good thick pick.
Just cracked open a can of Ten Fidy. Good... I don't know if it is $4 a can good... but pretty darn close. So far, Founders RIS and Hoppin Frog is still in the lead. Second the thoughts on Old Rasputin, forgot to mention that one in OP, but it is real good and affordable.
Thanks to all the BA community for your suggestions.
We don't choose the stout life, stout life chooses us
Never seen this BA.. The original is mighty fine.
Butcher is really nice.. Like many of Societe's beers, I wish they bottled them.
Cigar City's Marshall Zhukov is the probably the thickest beer I have ever had.
The thickest stout Ive had in along time is Black Market's Black Hole Sun
Its like th forgot to use water. Its much much thicker than Founders Imperial stout.
and at 15 percent abv its serious stuff but its not boosy at all and so dangerously drinkable.
Cigar City's Marshall Zhukov is only slightly thinner and also awesome.
And also there any vintage of (non BA) Three Floyd's Dark Lord. These aren't that hard to trade for anymore.
And my two cents: Oskar Blues Ten Fidy kills Founders Imp Stout Its thicker and better tasting. But Bell's Expedition (if you can get past the bitterness or age it) is about as thick and better tasting than Ten Fidy.
ET I love you with my stout. Any thicker and you'de drink it with a spoon. But its very tasty.
Imperial biscotti break is a little pricey but well worth it IMO.
old Rasputin is also super thick and relatively inexpensive compared to some other beers listed here.
BCBS by far over any other stout I've had so far.
On my 2nd ten fidy...only averaging one a night...I need to pick it up.
It does have a better mouthfeel than Founders IS, and pretty addictive in taste. Both are real good, but Founders is more affordable.
I still have a Doris in the fridge. Excited to try that next.
Having recently tried ten FIDY I actually prefer Founders Breakfast Stout by a little bit.
All of the stouts. All of them.
But, yeah, I mostly just lean on Ten Fidy and Expedition Stout if I need it super thick like an asian pornstar during the winter since they hit in the fall. If it's available to you, Epic's Big Bad Baptist has a crapton of body on it too. I do not know what season it actually hits in, I just know I'm happy to pick it up whenever I'm in Ohio and can find some.
I would start with Russian Stouts, which are inherently thick
Bells Expedition Stout
Stone Russian Stout
North Coast BA Old Rasputin
Brooklyn Black Ops
Dark Horse Plead the 5th
Firestone Walker Parabola
Thirsty Dog BA Siberian Night
pretty much any "imperial stout" with be thick and tasty with an ABV that'll warm your knickers this winter
Two things. Don't forget the classic British examples of the style. In particular, Courage Russian Imperial Stout and Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout. I've had both recently and they were a couple of the most complex beers I have ever tried.
Also, look into some of the heavier "Imperial" or "Baltic" porters. I could list a fwe dozen examples but I hate typing on my phone. Start with Founder's Porter (cheaper and much easier to find than the IRS) see what that does for you and then go from there.
I see this so often and still have to scratch my head... Sure, Ten FIDY is a pricey 4-pack compared to some other other regular stouts, but it's FAR cheaper than just about ANY 22oz of RIS, and it's also 10.5% ABV (a good deal stronger than just about any other 4-pack RIS minus Pt5). People don't bat an eye paying $8-14 for a bomber, but Ten FIDY is half that price per oz.
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
North Coast Old Rasputin
Southern Tier Mokah
Stoudts Fat Dog
Lost Abbey Serpent
Port Older Viscosity
Just because A is less expensive than B does not mean that A is inexpensive. I don't just bat my eyes at $8 bombers. I close them. Same goes for Ten Fidy. There are plenty of other stouts out there for less money that taste just as good to me.
Kalamazoo Stout from bells had it last night real thick nice price too
That's valid, but IMO, there are more beers available in other formats that are more expensive per oz and lower in overall taste/quality than Ten FIDY. I'd also go so far as to say most people are more inclined to purchase bombers over four packs for no other reason than they assume it will be better quality, which is crazy. Packaging /=/ quality.
Plead the 5th
Have to +1 Evil Twin. Had an Imperial Doughnut Break last night and it was super chewy and tasty, although it is a imp porter you prob wouldn't know the difference.
Speedway Stout will give you the thickening...