What's the best stout brewed in your state?

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  1. steverosemier

    steverosemier Initiate (14) Aug 10, 2012 Texas

    Texas. Still waiting to include "great" and "stout" in the same sentence.
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  2. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,797) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    Best? Not even halfway to trying them all. :slight_smile:
    Best I've tried ( & haven't gotten to Grimm Double Negative, yet) : toss-up between
    So.Tier Choklat
    The North Afrodeeziac
    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
  3. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,932) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Most SC-ers will say Westbrook Mexican Cake
  4. craft_beer_ninja

    craft_beer_ninja Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2016 California

    What I have access to Alesmith Barrel Age Speedway

    What I need to try Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation
  5. Cbusssted

    Cbusssted Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Ohio

    There's been plenty of love for Jackie O's stouts; and I pretty much agree with Rum Barrel Oil and Champion Grounds both by Jackie O's, but I think more Ohio people need to get exposed to Wolf's Ridge Dire Wolf. Specifically the Canis Mexicanus and Bourbon Barrel Aged Canis Mexicanus variations.
  6. elliot23

    elliot23 Initiate (102) Jan 27, 2009 Maryland


    But the bourbon barrel version is hands and fists above the regular version![​IMG]
  7. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (347) May 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Liftbridge BA Silhouette
    Surly Barrel aged Darkness
    Bent Paddle BA Double shot Double Black.

    You could make an argument for anyone of these three.
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  8. HoosierBrew

    HoosierBrew Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Indiana

    I second this.
  9. zizouandyuki

    zizouandyuki Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2015 Texas

    BA Legion is excellent. Not sure if it's as good as BBH (I would also put these in the same category)... I've yet to do a side-by-side. Let me know if you have trouble finding any locally. Happy to help out.
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  10. ukwildcat1995

    ukwildcat1995 Initiate (0) May 24, 2015 Florida


    Hunahpu is a favorite, as mentioned by others.

    Picked up bottles of Angry Chair Popinski Imperial Stout, Barrel-Aged, yesterday. Fantastic. Really surprised me. Looking forward to a side-by-side comparison with Huna next month.
  11. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Crusader (796) Feb 25, 2015

    both are very good :slight_smile:
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  12. Cannibalgasm

    Cannibalgasm Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Minnesota

  13. honkey

    honkey Disciple (348) Aug 28, 2010 Arizona

    Thanks for the kind words! The Imperial Stout was a favorite of mine until the night we bottled it... The next morning was quite rough :wink:

    If you haven't tried Old Black Bear's new Coffee Stout, it is worth a shot. If you are in Huntsville, I think it is (or is about to be) available at Whole Foods.
  14. pinyin

    pinyin Disciple (365) Sep 19, 2013 New York

    I know most people from PA would argue that Weyerbacher Sunday Morning is the best in PA, but I'm partial to Spring Houses Big Gruesome Bourbon Barrel Aged.
  15. rbelcher1959

    rbelcher1959 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2016 Virginia

    For me currently I vote for Devils Backbone Danzig, both bottled and draft.
  16. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (3,003) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Current adopted state of nj: Kane ANTEAD vanilla.

    Native state of Ny: BA Double negative from Grimm maybe? BA BQE from Finback?
  17. Karnivool1

    Karnivool1 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 Illinois

    I take it you didn't try Pipeworks BA Hyper Dog.
  18. Aldogg007

    Aldogg007 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2013 California

    Speedway and all of its wonderful variants
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  19. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (5,260) May 27, 2005 Missouri
    Society Trader

    Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout. This may be revised once I crack that bottle of Perennial Abraxas I have stashed away.
  20. ions

    ions Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2014 Maryland

    RAR 1st Meal or Union Snow Pants are easily my fav Stouts from MD.

    As said before, The stout scene is lacking in MD.
  21. samuraichamploo

    samuraichamploo Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2013 New York

    Finback's BQE
    ...and apple brandy variant bottles coming in two weeks, bless their hearts.
  22. reggggg

    reggggg Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2015 Washington

    Coffee Cinnamon Abominable. Brew 1000 wins for Barleywine too.
  23. hudsonvalleyslim

    hudsonvalleyslim Disciple (355) May 29, 2003 Massachusetts

    Massachusetts, gotta say Ipswich Oatmeal Stout hands-down.
  24. hudsonvalleyslim

    hudsonvalleyslim Disciple (355) May 29, 2003 Massachusetts

    Best beer pic EVER!
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  25. swolepeer

    swolepeer Initiate (62) May 23, 2013 California

    Bzar Beans.

    BA Speedway.

    The Butcher.
  26. soco89ziegler

    soco89ziegler Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2015 California

    This is a hard one for CA

    Speedway has always been a favorite of mine
  27. thuey

    thuey Defender (623) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Stone Xocoveza.

    I like it more than Speedway and Old Raspy (I know, they're imperials), and never tried Parabola by itself - only in the Anniversary blends. Although FW PNC Buckwheat Stout was quite delicious.
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  28. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2014 California

    What I've actually had:
    Fyodor's Classic
    Speedway Stout
    BA Narwhal
    Eclipse 23 year Evan Williams

    What I'm ISO:
    Fundamental Observation
    BA Speedway, and the rest of the 10,000 variants of Speedway
    Rum BA Monsters Park
  29. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,789) Sep 3, 2008 California
    Society Trader

    Forgot to add that one to my honorable mention. Tasty indeed!
  30. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (2,010) Dec 29, 2013 Washington

    WA: Fremont Dark Star, before the barrels it is a very solid and very tasty oatmeal stout.
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  31. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Don't care for most PA beers, but two stand out here:
    Imperial Stout: Voodoo Big Black Voodoo Daddy
    BA Stout: Sunday Morning Stout
  32. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (5,549) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    In addition to ANTEAD, Kane's Silent Nights.
  33. Reemer686

    Reemer686 Initiate (140) Oct 13, 2014 Maryland

    I think the best stout here in Maryland is Siren Noire by Heavy Seas. It's an imperial chocolate stout aged in bourbon barrels. Good stuff!
  34. KrajDoesBeer

    KrajDoesBeer Devotee (453) Aug 2, 2014 Illinois

    I love Deths Tar... but almost all BCS and variants are better...

    non well known Illinois for me would be Hailstorm's Vlad series...
  35. SveNss0N

    SveNss0N Disciple (347) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts

    Tree House Brewing - Good Morning
  36. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Devotee (497) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Yeah never heard of "peppery" as a descriptor. just had a regular yeti last night for valentine's day :slight_smile:

    To me it is hoppy, bold, roasty, and complex, but I wouldn't say peppery, so yeah, maybe its something you are picking up on, or an off bottle.
  37. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Crusader (769) May 2, 2014 Kentucky

    KY - Baba Yaga, Ethereal Brewing
  38. CraigP83

    CraigP83 Defender (612) Dec 19, 2014 Minnesota

    BA Silhouette and it's not close
  39. Vason

    Vason Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2008 Ohio

    Regular Stout - Lagerheads Savage Stout
    Non-regular Stout - Hoppin' Frog BORIS the Crusher
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  40. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    I'd like to echo the sentiment that a few other VA BA's have mentioned toward BM Dark Hollow.
    Speaking from the 'readily available' perspective, I'll add Dominion Oak Barrel Stout.
    Can't really support Hardywood GBS though, it's always seemed overdone & never really clicked for me.
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