Recommend some very thick imperial stouts

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  1. AceMaster

    AceMaster Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2012 Iowa

    green flash double stout you could stand a fork in the glass its super thick and awesome
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  2. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,455) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Marshall Zhukov's is just a touch thicker than Imperial Biscotti Break.
  3. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Ohio
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  4. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Aspirant (256) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    Did anyone mention Ten Fidy? :rolling_eyes: Another good one is Bell's Expedition Stout.
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  5. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Your local market has a finite number of RISs. Eat them all.
  6. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I'll second Dark Lord, and I'll seventeenth Marshall Zhukov.
  7. teorn88

    teorn88 Initiate (146) Jun 5, 2010 United Kingdom (England)
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  8. teorn88

    teorn88 Initiate (146) Jun 5, 2010 United Kingdom (England)
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  9. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,538) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    BCBS is very viscous IMO, it's the thick and obviously very rich.
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  10. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Initiate (157) Sep 9, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Another vote for the front runner Marshal Zhukov, easilly the thickest stout I've ever had.
    Alesmith Speedway, Founders Imperial,BCBS,Ten Fidy are all good calls as well
  11. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    I have been told Zhukov's final gravity is 1.050. For those of you that don't homebrew, 1.030 would be considered a thick stout. 1.050 would be considered a good starting gravity of a pale ale.
  12. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Devotee (456) May 6, 2010 Illinois

    I haven't seen Perennial's Abraxas mentioned yet, so I'll put that one out there. I really enjoyed it, but the 750 ml bottle was almost too much for me. I thought that it was a lot thicker than FIS, Green Flash Double Stout and some others mentioned here.
  13. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (403) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    Great Divide Yeti...go ahead, eat it with chop sticks.

    I don't rate a hell of a lot of beers, but I can say that Yeti is the only beer that received all 5's from me. It is a truly superb beer - all the variants are excellant, but I like the regular version best.
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  14. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    I know it's called a "black ale" on the bottle, but Uinta Brewing's Labyrinth Black Ale is one imperial stout that fits the bill in my opinion...
  15. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (333) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Had a BORIS not too long ago and almost needed a spoon it was so thick. Have a DORIS still to drink but I'm afraid of it.
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  16. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (858) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    That is insane, but makes sense after tasting it. I split a bottle three ways and it felt like eating a meal.
  17. Rosty

    Rosty Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Brooklyn Black Ops is another I had lately that was big and thick. And why does this tread sound like it belongs on a porn forum more then a beer form?
  18. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Lots of proper inclusions already mentioned. Just wanted to add Avery The Czar to that list, as per my experience last night.
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  19. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    See the avatar, my personal beer love affair, Marshal Zhukov!

    Everyone wants Hunahpu and for good reason, but many forget Zhukov is the base beer for it and probably easier to get in trade from us Florida folks, lol.
  20. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,125) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    I haven't had thicker than FIS or Tin Fidy
  21. Davepoolesque

    Davepoolesque Poo-Bah (2,862) Aug 25, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Big John is pretty thick.....And yes, that is what she said.
  22. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Aspirant (232) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa
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    FIS, Expedition, Yeti, Night Stalker, etc., all of them?
  23. hctap00

    hctap00 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 Maryland

    Founders Imperial. Never seen a stout pour like that one does.
  24. paytonpowell

    paytonpowell Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2011 Minnesota

    Mikkeller Black Buffalo weighing in at a mighty 19.3%abv aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels, they don't get much more outrageous than that. It is like a bourbon with a little stout in it and pretty damn thick if I remember correctly. Also Fulton Worthy Adversary was surprisingly weighty with wonderful rich notes of toffee and cocoa nibs.
  25. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (406) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Darklord, but it is disgusting
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  26. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I know it's a summer release - what are the chances of any bottles of Zhukov still being on shelves this time of year (I have a potential mule in St Pete Beach.) Thanks!
  27. acurtis

    acurtis Poo-Bah (2,543) Sep 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Mexican Cake
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  28. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Brooklyn BCS has a big footprint, bigger than Bells, CC, and Hoppin' Frog (according to But if you're on the west coast, then you don't have much chance, I'm afraid.
  29. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    And I second all the FIS recs. The benefit of that beer is that it tastes better than almost all of the recommendations so far, including my own.
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  30. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Hit or miss at this point. The only stores that I see them pop up at here and there are Whole Food Markets. I usually stock up anytime I see them, but I'm even getting low at the moment.
  31. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
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    I totally agree. It is the smoothest as well ! If you want one more complex.... Old Rasputin Russian Imerial Stout.
  32. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 New York

    Marshall Zhukov was the thickest stout I've ever had until I had Zhukov's Final Push
  33. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    I'll third Dark Lord but unfortunately I don't have any left if anyone has any I'd trade any of the following and maybe multiples for a Dark Lord BCBS, 2010 Arcadia Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter, Arcadia 2011 Barrel aged shipwreck, Black Note, Arcadia Barrel aged imperial stout
  34. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    I should add priority given for Barrelaged and then oldest bottling date
  35. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    whats MZ???
  36. Zbyler

    Zbyler Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Connecticut

    ten fidy as mentioned above
    Founders Imp Stout
    New England Stout trooper was thick to me as well
  37. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 California

    Old Viscosity, Older Viscosity & Santa's Little Helper from Port. The Butcher from Societe. Speedway from Alesmith. All very, very thick. Sea Monster from BP as well. Victory at Sea is an Imperial Porter that can float a quarter.
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  38. watsonmd

    watsonmd Initiate (0) May 16, 2009 Georgia

    D.O.R.I.S. is available in GA.
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  39. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 New Jersey
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    Alesmith Speedway Stout and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
  40. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    haven't seen it mentioned yet and it came to my mind right away: avery's uncle jacob's
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