Sessionable stouts

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  1. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (332) May 16, 2011 Florida
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    Going to a party tomorrow night after traveling this afternoon and into tomorrow. Wanting to take a six pack of stouts to the party but want to have multiples. Any suggestions? I was thinking left hand milk stout or nitro but am open to any low ABV stouts that I can drink all night long. Thanks!
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  2. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,028) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    Milk stout nitro was the first thing that popped into my head when I read the title. Also Terrapin's Moo Yoo and Firestone Walker's Velvet Merlin might be doable, though not sure what the availability's like in your neck of the woods.
  3. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Terrapin Moo-Hoo or Left Hand Milk Stout. You really can't go wrong with either of those!
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  4. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,189) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I think Oatmeal Stouts are frequently in the 4 to 4.5 ABV range.
  5. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    New Holland's "The Poet" is probably my favorite, easily-sessionable stout.

    EDIT: looks like you can't get that in FLA. You know, Sierra Nevada's Stout is not a bad option, either.
  6. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,048) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Most Irish dry stouts should fit. Brooklyn started bottling theirs.
  7. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Not sure if you get it, but Moo Thunder from Butternuts is a nice sessionable, canned option.
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  8. elchingen

    elchingen Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2009 Georgia

    Beamish Irish Stout.
    Low ABV, not overly sweet nor highly hopped so shouldn't create palate fatigue. Nitro smoothness makes it go down easy.
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  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,269) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Yeah, I've been eyeing Brooklyn's Irish Dry Stout lately whenever I go beer shopping, myself. Only 4.7% abv, too, "...among the lightest beers we make..." says their webpage for it.
  10. screamking

    screamking Devotee (470) Jan 20, 2013 Ohio
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    If you get bells... Kalamazoo stout is very nice.
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  11. Acforster2

    Acforster2 Disciple (375) Jan 17, 2011 Florida
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    Samuel Smith oatmeal stout is not only a great low abv stout. It is one of the best beers that I've ever had.
  12. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (389) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    If you have access, Fuller's Black Cab stout is nicely serviceable at 4.5% abv.
  13. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Can you get Ipswich Oatmeal Stout in FL? If so, try that. Very tasty and has a 7% AVB.
  14. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    killigan's milk stout is also good... practically identical to left hand nitro, IMO, so which ever is available.
    For a desserty stout, samuel smith organic chocolate is not too boozy (5%), and is apparently not even that high in calories, if you believe random online sources...
  15. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I think Chicory Stout is one of DFH's best regular rotation beers there are, period. That rings in at like 5.2%
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  16. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    I know it says "Stout" but as you are in FL I would just pick up some CCB Jose Marti Porter and be done with it, that stuff is delicious.
  17. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    SierraNevada, at 5.6 and highly quaffable, is a good call
  18. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,314) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Another vote for Left Hand's Milk Stout, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, and Ipswich Oatmeal Stout.

    Not mentioned, Deschutes's Obsidian Stout. If open to porters, Deschutes's Black Butte.
  19. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,048) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania

    The bar I work for had it on tap last year around St. Paddy's Day, & I thought at the time it was, like 3.8% or something. They're know for screwing up that kind of info, though.
  20. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    Not a stout but Smuttynose Robust Porter is great sessionable beer.
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  21. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

  22. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Courage Russian Stout. Could drink that all day.
  23. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    "Sessionable stout" is an oxymoron.
  24. incapacitant

    incapacitant Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 New York

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  25. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,269) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Even Sweetheart Stout (2%) or Mackeson Stout (3%) - both well under UK "session beer" criteria, and less alcohol than standard US "light beers".
  26. teal

    teal Initiate (78) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    Buffalo Sweat
    Left Hand Milk (Nitro or otherwise)
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  27. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (638) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    In the interests of pan-atlantic relations, could we please have Marquis define the appropriate abv of "Sessionable stouts", then add 1.276% and use that as an upper limit?
  28. dcs1548

    dcs1548 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Virginia

    Samuel Smith Taddy Porter and Organic Chocolate Stout are great, and as mentioned before the Brooklyn Irish Dry Stout is another awesome beer, too.
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  29. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (521) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Same family, Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter is generally a crowd pleaser.
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  30. sixerofelixir

    sixerofelixir Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2009 Ohio

    AV Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is a very nice, easy-drinking stout.
  31. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (2,994) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Shakespeare from Rogue is one large tasting stout and the abv isn't huge. Left hand is solid also.
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  32. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (395) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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    Another vote for Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout. Frankly any good oatmeal stout is a good call. Left Hand Nitro Milk is also light enough to be sessionable.

    Blue Point makes a pretty good oatmeal stout (at least when I last had it on tap), but I'm not sure it comes in 12oz-ers.
  33. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    It's not the alcohol content that makes stouts unsessionable for me, its the sugar from the malt.. if i have more than one im usually done for!
  34. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    Sessionable?......... Guinness draught, not to be confused with "sensational" though.
  35. TheBrewViking

    TheBrewViking Initiate (39) Dec 13, 2010 Alaska
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    Ten Fidy I could drink that stuff all night long. and it comes in cans....totally sessionable
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  36. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,235) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Came on here to say samuel smith oatmeal stout. would be a great choice
  37. cyrushire

    cyrushire Crusader (732) May 25, 2012 Florida
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    easier said than done. ccb stuff goes quickly, even in Florida
  38. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Sipping on Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat right now. Very sessionable. The Vanilla Bean version is pretty darn good as well.
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  39. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Sierra Nevada Stout ALLLLL DAY!!!
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  40. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    This. Had it among a serious impy line-up and it held up wonderfully.

    Also: give the porters some love and go for a Fuller's London Porter or a Founders Porter!
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