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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DeweyCheatem-n-Howe, Feb 12, 2016.
Texas. Still waiting to include "great" and "stout" in the same sentence.
Best? Not even halfway to trying them all.
Best I've tried ( & haven't gotten to Grimm Double Negative, yet) : toss-up between
The North Afrodeeziac
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Most SC-ers will say Westbrook Mexican Cake
What I have access to Alesmith Barrel Age Speedway
What I need to try Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation
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.
But the bourbon barrel version is hands and fists above the regular version!
Liftbridge BA Silhouette
Surly Barrel aged Darkness
Bent Paddle BA Double shot Double Black.
You could make an argument for anyone of these three.
I second this.
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.
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.
both are very good
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
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.
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.
For me currently I vote for Devils Backbone Danzig, both bottled and draft.
Current adopted state of nj: Kane ANTEAD vanilla.
Native state of Ny: BA Double negative from Grimm maybe? BA BQE from Finback?
I take it you didn't try Pipeworks BA Hyper Dog.
Speedway and all of its wonderful variants
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout. This may be revised once I crack that bottle of Perennial Abraxas I have stashed away.
RAR 1st Meal or Union Snow Pants are easily my fav Stouts from MD.
As said before, The stout scene is lacking in MD.
...and apple brandy variant bottles coming in two weeks, bless their hearts.
Coffee Cinnamon Abominable. Brew 1000 wins for Barleywine too.
Massachusetts, gotta say Ipswich Oatmeal Stout hands-down.
Best beer pic EVER!
This is a hard one for CA
Speedway has always been a favorite of mine
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.
What I've actually had:
Eclipse 23 year Evan Williams
What I'm ISO:
BA Speedway, and the rest of the 10,000 variants of Speedway
Rum BA Monsters Park
Forgot to add that one to my honorable mention. Tasty indeed!
WA: Fremont Dark Star, before the barrels it is a very solid and very tasty oatmeal stout.
Don't care for most PA beers, but two stand out here:
Imperial Stout: Voodoo Big Black Voodoo Daddy
BA Stout: Sunday Morning Stout
In addition to ANTEAD, Kane's Silent Nights.
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!
I love Deths Tar... but almost all BCS and variants are better...
non well known Illinois for me would be Hailstorm's Vlad series...
Tree House Brewing - Good Morning
Yeah never heard of "peppery" as a descriptor. just had a regular yeti last night for valentine's day
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.
KY - Baba Yaga, Ethereal Brewing
BA Silhouette and it's not close
Regular Stout - Lagerheads Savage Stout
Non-regular Stout - Hoppin' Frog BORIS the Crusher
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.