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What's your #1 Stout?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 2005wendyrika, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. 2005wendyrika

    2005wendyrika Initiate (174) Jun 10, 2012 Belgium
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    Tumulus Nera by De Kale Ridders.
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  2. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,253) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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  3. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (413) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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  4. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,918) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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    Southampton IRS

    Honorable mention


    Rarer DOS
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  5. doopiedoopiedoo

    doopiedoopiedoo Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 Netherlands

    Can you provide a link? can't find it on this site.

    Thank you Google:
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  6. dungledauf

    dungledauf Initiate (169) Nov 8, 2005 Pennsylvania

  7. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,148) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    Founders Porter
  8. GoGators

    GoGators Crusader (742) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Attended an Imperial Stout tasting recently and tasted some of the best and rarest but the 1 that stood out among the rest was Chocolate Rain.
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  9. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Founders Imperial.
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  10. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,030) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I don't necessarily agree, but nicely played :wink:

    I'm going to have to go with Courage Imperial Stout, myself, if we're talking 'specialty' stouts, and Sierra Nevada Stout for everyday 'by the pitcher' type stuff (which people I knew in the 80s and 90s thought should actually be categorized as a porter, due to the black patent malt and hops- so there's my line-blurring choice).
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  11. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

  12. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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  13. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    1#-2006 Avery mephistopoles

    Barrel aged-old Rasputin xv

    Honorable mention-founders imperial
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  14. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    SN 30th Anniversary Fritz & Ken's imperial Stout. In the non-retired, readily available category, Bell's Kalamazoo Stout. Love rogue chocolate too
  15. toofdoc

    toofdoc Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2011 New Mexico
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  16. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Disciple (383) Feb 18, 2009 New York
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    For very special occasions: Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout.
    Seasonally: Founders Imperial Stout.
    Everyday: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.
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  17. harperman69

    harperman69 Aspirant (234) Feb 11, 2009 Tennessee
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    Well, maybe not. I'll go with Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. Cognac Weasel if I were pressed with a variant.
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  18. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 Florida

    This seems like a hard question, because their are so many I haven't tried (and reviewed) yet!

    for now its in this order:
    1. Expedition stout
    2. Narwalll stout
    3. 2X stout
    4. Old Rasputin (Bump it up to 2 if it has a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it)
  19. Durb777

    Durb777 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Barrel Aged - BCBCS
    Non-Barrel Aged - Founders Breakfast Stout or Imperial Stout
  20. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    The stouts I consume in the largest quantities are SN Stout, FBS and Brooklyn BCS. I'm not a stout hound.
  21. xxbillay

    xxbillay Initiate (0) May 31, 2012 New Jersey

    Ten fidy

    Or springhouse big gruesome
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  22. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (106) Sep 20, 2012 California
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    Seems to change over the years, but currently it's either KBS '12 or Parabola '10. Possibly BCBCS '12 in third place.
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  23. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Seasonal: Marshal Zhukov & Wake-n-Bake

    Year round: Ten Fidy
  24. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    BCBS, Expedition, Divine Retribution, Wake Up Dead
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  25. TooToasty

    TooToasty Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 Illinois

    BCBS, Expedition, Plead the 5th..never had the barrel aged version but the regular is pretty damn solid.
  26. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (610) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    But, It may change this weekend when I crack my BCBCS as I can't imagine myself not loving this more being a huge coffee drinker.
  27. mjcoyle1126

    mjcoyle1126 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2013 Maryland

    Dogfish head- Chicory Stout or Left Hand Milk Stout
  28. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,530) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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  29. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (871) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    This is almost identical to mine, except every day would be Founders Breakfast Stout. I know that's only available for 5 months, but I don't drink stouts often in the warmer months.
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  30. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Aspirant (256) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    Soooo many good stouts out there (and in my cellar). This is another "what mood am I in" and who am I with question that will determine what I'd pull out. A Speedway Stout when it's more than me, maybe a FIS when it's just me. Then there's other considerations including Expedition, Ten Fidy, Zhukov...! Decisions, decisions.
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  31. nitlionktl

    nitlionktl Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Brooklyn Black Chocolate
  32. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    cherry rye. phenomenal, but I have to be in the mood to tackle such a beast.

    In continuous production: speedway
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  33. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    #1 All Time: Bell's Black Note
    #1 Limited: Founders Imperial Stout (maybe FBS, can't decide)
    #1 Year Round: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
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  34. chuckstout

    chuckstout Initiate (0) May 22, 2006 Ohio

    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout!
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  35. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (183) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
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    #1 for me is Short's Cup of Joe. When fresh I would take this over any "whale" stout or other limited stout out there that I have tried so far.
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  36. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,793) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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  37. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Plead The 5th is the best non Bb aged I've ever had. Blows away the competition, but I won't name names. Hard to go wrong with BCBS and variants for Bb stuff. KBS and CBS are no slouches there, either.
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  38. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Defender (642) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Rogue Shakespeare and yeah Guinness - especially with St. Pat's right around the corner
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  39. JuliusCaesar

    JuliusCaesar Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2013 New Hampshire

    Victory Storm King, Ten Fidy, Old Rasputin
  40. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,089) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

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