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Sessionable stouts

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raczkowski, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. raczkowski

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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

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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

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    Terrapin Moo-Hoo or Left Hand Milk Stout. You really can't go wrong with either of those!
     
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    I think Oatmeal Stouts are frequently in the 4 to 4.5 ABV range.
     
  5. tectactoe

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    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.
     
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    Most Irish dry stouts should fit. Brooklyn started bottling theirs.
     
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    Not sure if you get it, but Moo Thunder from Butternuts is a nice sessionable, canned option.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    If you get bells... Kalamazoo stout is very nice.
     
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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.
     
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    If you have access, Fuller's Black Cab stout is nicely serviceable at 4.5% abv.
     
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    Can you get Ipswich Oatmeal Stout in FL? If so, try that. Very tasty and has a 7% AVB.
     
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    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...
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    SierraNevada, at 5.6 and highly quaffable, is a good call
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Not a stout but Smuttynose Robust Porter is great sessionable beer.
     
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    Courage Russian Stout. Could drink that all day.
     
  23. vacax

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    "Sessionable stout" is an oxymoron.
     
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    Even Sweetheart Stout (2%) or Mackeson Stout (3%) - both well under UK "session beer" criteria, and less alcohol than standard US "light beers".
     
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    Guinness
    Buffalo Sweat
    Left Hand Milk (Nitro or otherwise)
     
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    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?
     
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    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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    Same family, Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter is generally a crowd pleaser.
     
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    AV Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is a very nice, easy-drinking stout.
     
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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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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    Sessionable?......... Guinness draught, not to be confused with "sensational" though.
     
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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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    Came on here to say samuel smith oatmeal stout. would be a great choice
     
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    easier said than done. ccb stuff goes quickly, even in Florida
     
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    Sipping on Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat right now. Very sessionable. The Vanilla Bean version is pretty darn good as well.
     
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    Sierra Nevada Stout ALLLLL DAY!!!
     
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    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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