Your favorite American Stout under 7%

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  1. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Devotee (455) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Mine would be SN's Coffee Stout. I wish it was more readily available here in NY.
     
  2. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (791) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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  3. RichD

    RichD Champion (807) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Tree House That's What She Said
     
  4. alex_delany

    alex_delany Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 New York

    MBCO Mean Old Tom. On nitro. That's my standard stout (what I compare most stouts too).
     
  5. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Devotee (471) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    Kalamazoo and Obsidian
     
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  6. blassor

    blassor Aspirant (266) Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey
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    Carton- Milk on Nitro
     
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  7. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Obsidian Stout
     
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  8. Ext

    Ext Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Either Left Hand's Milk Stout, or Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
     
  9. hunninghake

    hunninghake Initiate (198) Nov 21, 2005 Colorado
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    Left Hand Milk Stout FTW
     
  10. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (129) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    Seems like that beer is returning to the winter pack this year so I'm glad for that.
     
  11. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,486) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Bristol Winter Warlock is my favorite although it is technically an oatmeal stout.
     
  12. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,423) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Deschutes Obsidian Stout
     
  13. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (129) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    Going with Kalamazoo Stout. Damn good beer.

    Edit: I would have gone with Special Double Cream Stout but that's not year-round.
     
  14. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California

    Rogue chocolate and Shakespeare aren't only amazing...they might be rogues best beers.
     
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  15. torihf

    torihf Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2015 Minnesota

    Brau Brothers Moo Joos. So good.
     
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  16. Askarzy

    Askarzy Initiate (45) Jun 6, 2015 Tennessee

    Weisacre gotta get up to get down
     
  17. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Poo-Bah (1,888) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois
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    I don't drink stouts under 7% :sunglasses::wink:
     
  18. barroomhero1977

    barroomhero1977 Initiate (168) Nov 2, 2010 Rhode Island

    Modern Times Black House. So good and easy to drink.
     
  19. mlhyatt

    mlhyatt Devotee (419) Jul 27, 2013 Georgia
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    This, I don't think I've ever had a stout under 7% and I don't think I'd want to since it would be extremely thin.
     
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  20. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,206) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Expand your horizons.
     
  21. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Devotee (455) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Exactly...
     
  22. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (328) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Ipswich oatmeal stout. Labeled as 7% here, but it's a touch under.
     
  23. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (328) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    There are thin high abv stouts and there are lower abv stouts with a fuller mouthfeel.
     
  24. mlhyatt

    mlhyatt Devotee (419) Jul 27, 2013 Georgia
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    I mean I'm always open to try new beers, but not when I know I'll be disappointed. Thin stouts are the worst to me, and anything under 7% is going to be thin. Maybe someone can refer me to a thicker 7% stout?
     
  25. mlhyatt

    mlhyatt Devotee (419) Jul 27, 2013 Georgia
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    You're definitely right about the thin high ABV stouts, and after I try them I don't get them again. You do have a better chance at getting a thicker stout when you go high abv than you do when you go low abv, though.
     
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  26. dynajack1

    dynajack1 Initiate (109) Jul 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    This right here.
     
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  27. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,206) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    If by "American Stout" you are referring to the beers classified as such on this site, then - Kalamazoo.
    If you mean stouts made in America, then - Left Hand Milk Stout and Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter.
     
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  28. randal

    randal Initiate (101) Apr 21, 2004 Colorado

    What - you want your straw to stand up in it or something? Maybe you just have developed a taste for beers which are an underattenuated mess...
     
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  29. fredmugs

    fredmugs Meyvn (1,484) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Mean Old Tom
    Gellas No 50 Liberty
    Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque
     
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  30. BenwayPHD

    BenwayPHD Aspirant (289) Sep 4, 2014 California

    I don't see it get much love, but i think Avery Out of Bounds Stout is fantastic.
     
  31. L0ne

    L0ne Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2014 Texas

    Rogue Shakespeare was a pleasant surprise in both the mouthfeel and taste. I expected it to be lackluster due to the abv, but ended up really enjoying it. Recommend giving it a shot.
     
  32. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,938) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico
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    Marble's Oatmeal Stout
     
  33. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,428) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware
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    Favorite Burley Oak Funstout appropriate for their 4th anniversary
    readily available Left hand Milk Stout
    not quite what asked Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
     
  34. encladd

    encladd Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2015 California

    Beaver's Milk
     
  35. mlhyatt

    mlhyatt Devotee (419) Jul 27, 2013 Georgia
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    I mean, let's not get crazy. But if stouts like DBH, reg huna, assassin, bcbs, etc are underattenuated messes then yea I guess I have.

    Thanks for the recommendation! I went and looked it up and apparently rated it some time ago. So I stand corrected, I have had under 7% stouts. I don't really remember how it was but I gave it a 3.75. Maybe I'll have to revisit it.
     
  36. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (128) Sep 5, 2006 England

    I think most stouts made in England are under 5%
     
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  37. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,959) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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  38. Bonis

    Bonis Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2010 Ohio

    Barney Flats is a great one if you're talking readily available American brewed stouts.
     
  39. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (128) Sep 5, 2006 England

    Sierra Nevada's stout is a fantastic hoppy stout, and quite strong at 5.6%. I think it's a classic American beer...
     
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