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Sessionable stouts

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

  1. Chinon01

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    Really?! Irish Dry Stout almost by definition is. Guinness, Victory Donnybrook, Sly Fox O'Reilly, etc are all around or below 4% abv.
     
  2. lic217

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    Wolaver's oatmeal stout and ipswich oatmeal stout are both cheap and low ABV stouts. They are also fantastic.
     
  3. huysmans

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    Another vote for Sam Smith Organic Chocolate Stout. One of the few stouts I could see myself drinking more than one of in a row.
     
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  4. lic217

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    I love that beer, but for me it would be too sweet to drink more then a couple, but that is just personal preference. On a side note I could drink there taddy porter or oatmeal stout all day long.
     
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    The Taddy Porter and Organic Chocolate Stout are both solid choices, taste great and will get you well into the night.
     
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    If I wanted a session, I'd choose some porters instead of stouts. Founder's Porter is a good choice.
     
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    FSW Velvet Merlin or SN Stout
     
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    Magic Hat Heart of Darkness
     
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    Young's Double Chocolate is pretty sessionable. Maybe not 6-pack sessionable, but 2 or 3 for sure. I think if you're aiming to drink a sixer, a Dry Irish is your best bet, to avoid cloying sweetness. Or you could mix and match and throw a tripel in with 5 stouts to counter the sweetness.
     
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    If 7% is your session beer level I want to party with you.
     
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    Left Hand's milk stout and magichat's Heart of Darkness are the two that come to mind
     
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    I agree with you 100%. I just picked up another 4 pack of Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout for $12 this weekend. I could drink these all the time if not for simple fact of high cost. Just to mix things up I've tossed in a 6 pack of Tsingtao.
     
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    I had no idea Ipswich was so high.
     
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    Murphy's Irish Stout is only 4% and damn tasty. I've had multiple bottles (well, cans) on multiple occasions.
     
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    Long Ireland's breakfast stout. Clocking in at a whopping 3.5% ABV and has an excellent coffee flavor.
     
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    Hook Norton from the UK. More flavor at 4% then you'll know what to do with.
     
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    Ha! I would so disappoint you. I'm such a light weight. I was going for a stout with more of moderate ABV than a true session beer. Quite honestly, I've never wanted to drink more than 2 stouts in a row ever (and even I could do a 7% twice). Session beers, for me at least, are beers that don't fill you up quickly like a good stout should.
     
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    lol, don't encourage them, ron... as you already know by now, we 'murikans aren't very good at nuances of language (ie, the difference between "session beer" and "sessionable beer").
     
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    3.7% beer typically does not rate highly on BA.
     
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    Another vote for Sierra Nevada Stout!! love the stuff!
     
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    Nitro
    So smooth I could drink it all day.
     
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    Guinness also
     
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    I've always said Stockyard Oatmeal Stout as the answer to this question, with Milk Stout Nitro another good choice, but after finally getting in to trading, I have to include Velvet Merlin and Moo Hoo. All 4 are amazing(ly sessionable)!
     
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    FW Velvet Merlin. So freakin good.
     
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    flying dog pearl necklace oyster stout
    smuttynose robust porter.
     
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    Murphy's, Guinness, Sam Adams Cream Stout. All under 5%.
     
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    Nitro emasculation makes it go down bland(and boring).
     
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    Deschutes Obsidian Stout
     
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    It's a little high at 6% for session, but I think I could knock down a few Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stouts in a row in a session-like manner.
     
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    Chicory Stout and Old No. 38 ftw!!!
     
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    Buffalo sweat
     
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    Alewerks Coffeehouse stout is a good session brew, albeit limited distribution. Left Hand is a good choice as mentioned previously.
     
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    I must concur, my only wish is that they'd make it a sixer...been hooked on Chicory from the 1st sip
     
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    Great stuff...the 4-pack cans for $13.99 is a bit steep now if they were pints like the Dale's I'd feel a lil better about it.
     
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    velvet merlin
     
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    ⬅This one!!!
     
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    Not sure where you live, so I'll try to suggest beers that I THINK are well distributed and under 5% abv.

    Murphy's Irish Stout 4%
    Sam Adams Cream Stout 4.9%
    O'Hara's Irish Stout 4.3% (although I haven't seen this in bottles in my area for quite awhile)

    Wow, this was harder than I thought. I'll echo some of the posts above though in that I'd LOVE Victory to bottle Donnybrook. In addition to that, Beamish was by far my favorite widely distributed Irish Dry Stout. Someone mentioned it, but I thought they no long didn't distributed to the US?
     
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    Great beer yes, but its a one and done for me.

    I like Murphy's as a drink all nighter stout.
     
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