Strong beers you find dangerously drinkable

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  1. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (438) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Epic thread I made which is now lost in the old forum. Which strong beers do you find to be dangerously drinkable? Meaning, they are so good and so easy to drink that if you aren't careful, you might wind up knocked out early. Tasting good doesn't always mean dangerously drinkable because of sweetness, mouthfeel, etc. Some go down easier. Now with regard to what I mean by strong, it's relative to your own tolerance/opinion. For me: Since I don't drink very much anymore, my tolerance is low so I consider 7.0 a bit on the strong side. For others on this site, 7.0 won't seem strong at all.

    My beers:

    Oskar Blues G'Knight f/k/a Gordon, 8.7 abv.
    Eye of The Hawk 8.0
    Schneider Aventinus 8.2
    Aventinus Eisbock 12.0
    Delirium Tremens: 8.5
    Meantime IPA- 7.5
    Sam Adams New World Triple- 10.0

    Hennepin- 7.7. Funny story about this one. I was at a bar that sold pints of this stuff for $5.00. When I realized I couldn't drink anymore, I left. Sometime after leaving the bar, I found myself being awoken by a cab driver who offered me a ride home. Apparently I passed out on a bus stop bench around the block from the bar.
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  2. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Defender (660) Feb 24, 2011 Delaware

    To me, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree goes down waaaay too easy for 13.6%. DFH Palo Santo (12%) also comes to mind.
  3. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey

    Duvel qualifies I'd say
    Heresy amazed me with it's drinkability being a BBA stout.
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  4. wcintula

    wcintula Initiate (0) May 2, 2010 New York

    Allagash Blonde is a very dangerous one, 7 and change, drinks like four-point-water.

    I'll throw in Burton Baton after seeing someone's mention of Palo Santo.
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  5. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    Hopslam...not only is it dangerously drinkable but for some reason just one bottle of the stuff and I wake up with a hangover and by that I mean splitting headache, even though I barely got past buzzed with a 12 oz bottle.
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  6. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (3,008) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    Duvel and Gandhi-Bot are the two that have given me the most trouble in this regard. I don't notice any booze in either, despite them being 8% and 8.8%, respectively. Splitting a growler of Gandhi always seems like a good idea, but always ends poorly (although fun is certainly had along the way :wink:).
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  7. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2011 Florida

    Burton Baton- 10
    Palo Santo- 12
    KBS- 11.2
    TBC Rushing Imperial Stout- 11
    Raison D'Extra- 18
  8. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (3,029) Nov 16, 2009 California

    Knuckle Sandwhich

  9. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Initiate (173) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Just got to sample Pliny the Younger which is around 11% and that was incredibly easy to drink as well as Hopslam which is at 10%.
  10. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,393) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    Backwoods Bastard
    Lake Erie Monster
    Palo Santo Marron
  11. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio

    Dark Apparition Vanilla
    Bourbon County ( any variety )
  12. Rekrule

    Rekrule Defender (604) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Southern Tier 2x Stout (7.5), Ipswich Oatmeal Stout (7), Peak Organic IPA (7.2), OB Old Chub (8) and Pretty things Baby Tree (9).

    I've ran into trouble with all of these at one point or another.

    Edit: Also Victory Hop Wallop and CBC Audacity of Hops
  13. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    Double Black a blind taste test, I'd call shenanigans if you told me its 26% abv
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  14. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,213) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    sierra nevada Hoptimum
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  15. sullenbee

    sullenbee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Michigan

    The first time I had Hopslam I drank 4. Never Again. One of the worst hangovers ever.
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  16. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Crusader (743) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Weyerbacher Insanity - 11.1%
    Maudite - 8%
    Yeti - 9.5%
    Old Ruffian - 10.5%
    ST Unearthly - 9.5%
    FW Double Jack - 9.5%
    He'Brew Lenny - 10%
    Smuttynose Farmhouse - 9.3%
    These get really dangerous for me! So easy to drink and so tasty!
  17. golfr22

    golfr22 Initiate (100) Nov 6, 2007 Colorado

    All of them! I can't remember ever having a hard time drinking a beer just because of alcohol content. Mephistopheles and Samael's with a couple years on them come to mind as huge beers that I find incredibly easy to drink. Sometimes the alcohol burn is a desirable characteristic in a beer for me. May be weird but I love it.
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  18. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,213) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    FW, Double Jack @ 9.5%
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  19. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (539) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Black Tuesday. I never notice the alcohol, and have had beers with the half the ABV taste much boozier.
  20. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Both Founders Breakfast and Imperial Stout
  21. Franch

    Franch Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia

    hopslam, any of the ST flavored stouts (jahva, mokah, choklat, creme brulee).
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  22. C63AMG

    C63AMG Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    great thread OP--I had the Boulevard Double Wide IPA last night and it went fast @8.5%, that's going to be a party favorite at my house!
    And I've been known to kill a four pack of DFH 90min @9%
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  23. manaox2

    manaox2 Initiate (57) Jul 15, 2010 North Carolina

    Old Rasputin on nitro
    Southern Tier stout variants
    Double Crooked Tree IPA
    Victory V12
    Founders BS variants, especially with about a year on them
  24. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,847) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Fresh Hopslam
  25. SgunnarW

    SgunnarW Initiate (137) Jan 11, 2012 California

    Hoptimum and PtE...I could drink that stuff all day. Oh, and Uinta Labyrinth.
  26. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 Michigan

    Founders Breakfast Stout and Double Crooked Tree
  27. billandsuz

    billandsuz Devotee (449) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    Duvel is the champion of stealth beers. i can drink that like a lawn mower beer. that stuff will fuck you up good and fast if you aren't careful.

    i have have recently gone through a few growlers of 2008 Gnarley Wine, and i can't say i truly "appreciated" everything that beer has to offer. but wow it's good.

    i agree that Hennepin is dangerous. the price is right, the beer is great, next thing you know...
    out on the tiles.

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  28. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    I second the Double Crooked Tree.....and Black Tuesday!

    BT tastes like chocolate cake...when I have a sweet tooth, I could drink a full bottle easy
  29. DelicateDelirium

    DelicateDelirium Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 Massachusetts

    I'd like to second Gandhi-Bot and like to add DFH 120, the first time i had it disappeared much too quickly as it tricked my tastebuds, needless to say i broke into a light sweat almost immediately afterwards, lol
  30. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (2,098) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Three dangerously drinkable beers that spring to mind:

    1. Founders Backwoods Bastard (10.2% abv) - the vanilla from the bourbon and oak complements the malt flavors perfectly.

    2. Alesmith Speedway Stout (12% abv) - a stout with a flat-out perfect balance of sweet and bitter. Those who have had it know what I mean when I say ``12%? No freaking way!''

    3. Bell's Hopslam (10% abv) - it's a tongue-bruiser, but that damn caramel sweetness under all those hops makes it extremely dangerous (to me, anyway).
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  31. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Savant (916) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire

    Heady Topper is so damn drinkable and any of the Hill Farmstead DIPAS go way, way too fast. Like 1/6 barrels get drained in one night with the right four or five individuals:wink:
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  32. DirtyPenny

    DirtyPenny Devotee (412) Jun 25, 2011 Massachusetts

    Definitely agree on Hennepin, although the price tag is enough to block the ABV from mattering. I'm not having twelve of these in one night.
  33. BirdsandHops

    BirdsandHops Poo-Bah (2,745) Apr 14, 2008 Oregon

    Duvel is the best answer. That beer really is the devil. It's so light and crisp that it's more refreshing than water on a hot day, and more drinkable than the lightest beer pissed out by BMC.

    I'm surprised to see any of the BCBS variants mentioned. Those beers (at least the three I've had) are cloyingly sweet and incredibly boozy. It took me hours to finish a single bomber of the stuff.
  34. mecmd

    mecmd Savant (934) Jan 7, 2012 Tennessee
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    Southern Tier Choklat at 11% still taste like a chocolate beer milkshake and the alcohol is well hidden.
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  35. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (3,984) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    Dark Horse Plead The 5th - 12%
    Weyerbacher Insanity - 11.1%
    Great Divide Old Ruffian - 10.2%
    Green Flash Silva Stout - 10.1%
    Hopslam - 10%
    DFH Burton Baton - 10%
    Lagunitas Brown Shugga' - 9.99%
    Ommegang Three Philosophers - 9.8%

    All of those are go down so smooth and easy and they taste so good you don't want to stop. There's many more. But if you don't respect them, they'll kick your ass..
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  36. yamar68

    yamar68 Meyvn (1,320) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    I think Avery's Beast drinks like it has about half the alcohol that it does at around 17% - a night cap to end all night caps.
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  37. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (438) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Satan Gold, 8.0 I remember went down very easily.
  38. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (422) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Beat me to it man! I could drink the Mephistopheles all night!
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  39. Nicked

    Nicked Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Maryland

    Double Jack! Drinking one right now... it hides the booze very well.

    And SN Bigfoot, too!
  40. jimmy666

    jimmy666 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2010 Maryland

    there is only one and that is Victory's Golden Monkey. That monkey is evil :slight_smile:
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