Looking for "THICK" winter stouts...

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  1. putonyourwalkingshoes

    putonyourwalkingshoes Devotee (465) Jul 31, 2013 California

    This is one of my new "go-to's". Cheaper than ten-fidy, higher ABV, and just better overall.
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  2. dmgallag

    dmgallag Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2014 Illinois

    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!
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  3. Brutaltruth

    Brutaltruth Poo-Bah (3,520) Mar 22, 2014 Ohio

    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.
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  4. Brutaltruth

    Brutaltruth Poo-Bah (3,520) Mar 22, 2014 Ohio

    Yeti is meaty beefy big and bouncy. You'll love it! See if you can find the espresso version.
  5. Thebrewman

    Thebrewman Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2013 Arkansas

    Smutty Nose Winter Ale
  6. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Ten Fidy...the "milkshake" beer that's actually more expensive than a real milkshake.
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  7. dmgallag

    dmgallag Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2014 Illinois

    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.
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  8. spacebear09

    spacebear09 Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2014 Colorado

    Great Lakes Blackout Stout is extremely underrated
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  9. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Pretty Things Barbapapa. You have to swallow 3 times just to get it down! I hope they make it again this year!
  10. Pzellot

    Pzellot Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

  11. swolepeer

    swolepeer Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 California

    Societe The Butcher. The west coast Marshal Zhukov's.
  12. MrWilliams

    MrWilliams Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2013 Arizona

    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.
  13. Brutaltruth

    Brutaltruth Poo-Bah (3,520) Mar 22, 2014 Ohio

    Evil Twins Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room. FANTASTIC.
  14. Vogt52

    Vogt52 Initiate (0) May 25, 2014 Maryland

    Just picked up a bottle of Evil Twin Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti Break
  15. Tlab3

    Tlab3 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 Michigan

    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.
  16. dmgallag

    dmgallag Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2014 Illinois

    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.
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  17. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    WELL :wink:
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  18. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Oatmeal Yeti is a good thick pick.
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  19. dmgallag

    dmgallag Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2014 Illinois

    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.
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  20. RobinLee

    RobinLee Zealot (548) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin

    We don't choose the stout life, stout life chooses us
  21. putonyourwalkingshoes

    putonyourwalkingshoes Devotee (465) Jul 31, 2013 California

    Never seen this BA.. The original is mighty fine.

    Butcher is really nice.. Like many of Societe's beers, I wish they bottled them.
  22. sukwonee

    sukwonee Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Washington

    Cigar City's Marshall Zhukov is the probably the thickest beer I have ever had.
  23. luwak

    luwak Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona

    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.
  24. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    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.
  25. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,672) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    BCBS by far over any other stout I've had so far.
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  26. dmgallag

    dmgallag Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2014 Illinois

    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.
  27. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois

    Having recently tried ten FIDY I actually prefer Founders Breakfast Stout by a little bit.
  28. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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.
  29. JAntony345

    JAntony345 Initiate (0) May 1, 2010 New York

    I would start with Russian Stouts, which are inherently thick

    Bells Expedition Stout
    Marshall Zhuckov
    Stone Russian Stout
    North Coast BA Old Rasputin
    Brooklyn Black Ops
    Dark Horse Plead the 5th
    Firestone Walker Parabola
    Thirsty Dog BA Siberian Night
  30. Smileitsfreetobehappy

    Smileitsfreetobehappy Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2014 Alaska

    pretty much any "imperial stout" with be thick and tasty with an ABV that'll warm your knickers this winter
  31. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  32. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado

    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.
  33. BeerForMuscle

    BeerForMuscle Poo-Bah (2,496) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    North Coast Old Rasputin
    Southern Tier Mokah
    Avery Mephistoheles
    Stoudts Fat Dog
    Lost Abbey Serpent
    Weyerbacher Tiny
    Port Older Viscosity
  34. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    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.
  35. ratrod53

    ratrod53 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2010 Indiana

    Kalamazoo Stout from bells had it last night real thick nice price too
  36. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado

    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.
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  37. WoostaBia

    WoostaBia Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Massachusetts

    Plead the 5th
    Founders Breakfast,
    Lion Stout
    Bourbon County
  38. jimmypa

    jimmypa Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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.
  39. Skull40

    Skull40 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2010 Indiana

  40. Drumtgot

    Drumtgot Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Connecticut

    Speedway Stout will give you the thickening...
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