I really need to give Sound another try. The last couple of bottles I've had (none recently) were infected, and I haven't worked up the courage and/or need to try them again. When they first came out locally on tap I was impressed, but that was a while ago. Re: bottled stouts, I'm still a big fan of Obsidian as far as year-round standard stouts go. I know Deschutes is too big and too old to have craft beer cred these days, plus I'd rather drink something brewed closer to home, but I remain by and large a Deschutes fan.