The Imperial Stout Hype Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HorseheadsHophead, Nov 5, 2015.

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  1. Caveworm

    Caveworm Savant (919) Feb 26, 2014 Ohio

    I can definitely get down with Old Rasputin and GLBC's Blackout Stout.
  2. Cannabanoid

    Cannabanoid Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2015 Massachusetts

    The stout at the top of my want list right now is Fundamental Observation.
  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    That's the point I like a bit harsh , you don't. No one is wrong just different. Enjoy your beer next June.
  4. tjumfrid

    tjumfrid Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2013 Arizona

    I'm really looking forward to the bs release this year (not kbs, though). I'd also love to get my hands on another prairie bomb! I received two by trade last summer and definitely was blown away. Also, espresso yeti.

    I have a black butte xxvii sitting in my fridge right now..the label says 'porter', but if I remember anything from last year's, it should have all the characteristics of a good barrel-aged imperial stout.
  5. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,389) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Im gonna be "that" guy but i like lower abv stouts more. The RIS ive gad are sticky and it puts me off. Used to be a HUGE milk stout guy but now i crave bitterness. Oatmeal stouts like Couch Surfer work for me with a bitter black coffee thing going on .
  6. Boverhof3

    Boverhof3 Aspirant (270) Dec 25, 2006 Michigan

    Agreed. It is my #1 beer. Blows me away every time.
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  7. raynmoon

    raynmoon Champion (804) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Parabola and Bourbon County reign as examples of the style

    others that I may have enjoyed more:
    Fremont Bourbon Dark Star
    BA Ten Fidy
    Cellarmaker Bourbon Vastness of Space
    DB Jesus
  8. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Fucking awful thread title. Everybody hype now. And we know it's a thread, so...
  9. aclara

    aclara Initiate (104) Mar 16, 2011 Illinois

    I frequently settled for Founders Imperial stout, not only inexpensive but also great. I also treat myself with Oskar Blues Ten Fidy...motor oil thick but yet silky and so tasty, so worth the extra price
  10. Morakaton

    Morakaton Disciple (303) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    My go-to was will always be 1050 plead the fifth and founders Imperial Stout due to the relative ease to find. My favorite in general though include bourbon barrel aged Mayan mocha stout Imperial, Chocolate Rain, hipster brunch stout, but those are kind of hard to find and very limited
  11. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,774) May 7, 2015 Florida

    I love me some Samuel Smith stouts.
  12. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (236) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    I love a good stout on occasion, but I've noticed that moments comes less often for me these days. Great style with a lot of amazing beers but I think I for the most part, burnt myself out on them (especially the barrel aged ones) and honestly my wallet, and I'm sure my liver are thanking me:rolling_eyes:

    But this thread might have put me in the mood and as it just so happens I've got an Expedition Stout and a Speedway waiting for me in the, which one? That's the million dollar question. Cheers!
  13. GSS

    GSS Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2015 China

    What hype? Imperial Stouts are the greatest thing to happen since we harnessed fire. I don't see any hype.

    Peche Mortel
    Old Rasputin
    Samuel Smith's

    To name a few.
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  14. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,394) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Yes, it holds its own against any beer in the category, IMO
  15. clay23

    clay23 Disciple (370) Jul 29, 2012 New York

    A couple?! Ha that would be the end of my day. Lucky that I have one in the cellar
  16. clay23

    clay23 Disciple (370) Jul 29, 2012 New York

    Theres more grain used, more hops used, they need to acquire the barrels and the space its taking up all need to be accounted for in the price
  17. HoosierBrew

    HoosierBrew Initiate (107) Jan 12, 2013 Indiana

    Each of the one's you've identified as not having you will like a lot. There's no risk in buying a few extra as each of those beers also age nicely. Drink some now, then 6 months from now, then a year from now and compare. Does Abyss, KBS, or BCBS get distributed out there? If so, stand in line and do what it takes to get some of those as well. Good luck whaling.
  18. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (969) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Just drank a 2011 Founders Imperial Stout. Prime with 4 years on it.
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  19. Kevin67

    Kevin67 Disciple (361) Feb 8, 2015 Arkansas

    There are many great stouts out there, obviously. My favorites?

    Non-barrel aged; Founder's.

    Barrel aged; Ozark BDCS, no contest.
  20. BenwayPHD

    BenwayPHD Aspirant (289) Sep 4, 2014 California

    Modern Times Monster Park is one of my personal favorites
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  21. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Aspirant (204) Sep 16, 2015 Canada

    :slight_smile: For sure, love summer imperial stouts too, they warm up faster. It's always good when people can enjoy them as they like them... cheers!
  22. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Aspirant (204) Sep 16, 2015 Canada

    All this cost less than (or about equal too) the special order cork and cage, uniquely labelled bottle they use :slight_smile:
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