Your favorite Winter beers

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  1. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Hopslam and several gallons of Fireball Whiskey
  2. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (519) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    Had frost on the car this morning for the first time so yeah, its Stout season. Ten Fidy, Founders Breakfast Stout or Backwoods Bastard, Sixpoint 4 Beans along with a rocks glass of Bourbon ( Bookers or Bulleit ) n I'm good
  3. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,146) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    No doubt a good stout. I usually have a few Victory Storm Kings around. Right now it would be a 1 yr aged victory at sea.
  4. beersnobraven

    beersnobraven Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2014 Illinois

    Bell's Expedition stout always hits the spot on a cold day.
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  5. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Crusader (778) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio

    Dude.....we are only 3+ weeks into autumn.....

    Stay in the season!

    Winter does not arrive until 2 months from this Wednesday - 12/21
  6. ccnorthwest

    ccnorthwest Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2015 Washington

    Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
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  7. caplone

    caplone Initiate (131) Jun 23, 2010 California

    Bourbon county stout, John barleycorn, or avery samuel.
  8. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (11,029) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    Like a lot of others I go for malty and strong (strong alone doesn't quite do it), and dark but not necessarily "black" and roasty. After compiling this it appears to me that I have a strong UK bent that didn't even realize!
    Here's the list:
    1- Thomas Hardy's (unfortunately I'm all out)
    2- John Courage Imperial Russian Stout (also out, and not such a bad thing as the last batches were kind of sour)
    3- Gale's Prize Old Ale
    4- Anchor Old Foghorn
    5- North Coast Old Rasputin
    6- Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock
    7- Rogue Old Crustacean (also out of stock - what am I doing?)
    8- Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (preferably at least 1 year old)
    9- La Trappe Quadrupel
    10- Hair of the Dog "Adam"
    11- Belhaven Wee Heavy
    12- Dogfish Head Immort Ale
    13- Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (a great bargain)
    14- Schneider Aventinus
    15- Theakston Old Peculiar
    16- McEwans Scotch Ale
    17- Dogfish Head World Wide Stout (again, none left)
    18- Eggenberg Urbock23˚ OR Samichlaus
    19- North Coast Old Stock
    20- Victory Storm King
  9. McMatt7

    McMatt7 Disciple (338) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Fitz Porter
  10. RLVineh

    RLVineh Initiate (136) Jun 21, 2014 California

    Track #8, all that barrel aged Vanilla goodness!
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  11. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (973) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I keep some Smuyynose Robust Porter on hand, and always have Talisker Single Malt.
  12. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (749) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland

    Another vote for Expedition. BCBW also comes to mind.
  13. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Meyvn (1,475) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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  14. Samlover55

    Samlover55 Savant (997) Oct 8, 2015 New York
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    Looking to expand on my previous drinking but up until this winter it's been Sam Adams Winter Lager
  15. manfromanotherplace

    manfromanotherplace Zealot (508) May 19, 2015 New York

    I stock pile bcbs for cold weather.....Arcadia shipwreck porter a good shout also.
  16. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,607) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    1. anything aged in a bourbon barrel
    2. anything with Imperial or Double in the name
    3. any beer with wine in the name
    4. any beer aged in a wine barrel
    5. any beer that i do not have to leave my house to go get.
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  17. GSS

    GSS Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2015 China

    Some kind of Imperial Stout, preferably Peche Mortel.
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  18. GuitarIPA

    GuitarIPA Zealot (539) Mar 24, 2013 Connecticut

    Ten Fidy
    Backwoods Bastard
    Peche Mortel
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  19. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,052) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    Péché Mortel is my perfect off-the-shelf winter beer. If it's good enough for the winters in Québec it's good enough for me.
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  20. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,052) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    Can you actually find Péché Mortel in China?
  21. ItsYourBoyBlue

    ItsYourBoyBlue Zealot (557) Feb 23, 2014 Washington

    I tend to stick with imperial stouts, imperial porters, barleywines and any barrel aged version of those.
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  22. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,095) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Most of the stouts I'd grab have been mentioned, but a couple more brews I'd consider are:

    Double Bastard, preferably with a years age
    Lucky Bastard, fresh
  23. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,439) Jun 14, 2012 Texas

    Since cold winter day down here in Texas is like 50 degrees, I would say:

    Community Legion RIS or Founder's Breakfast Stout
  24. SierraTerence

    SierraTerence Initiate (157) Mar 14, 2007 California

    Celebration Ale
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  25. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (522) Dec 19, 2006 California

    Did you ever tell us what yours are?
  26. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,824) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

  27. GSS

    GSS Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2015 China

    No, not to my knowledge. I drank this beer regularly for years, but the last time I had it was June 2014 when I was in Montreal for Mondial de la Biere. I went to the pub and bought some at a shop. I've been in Asia for three years and I do miss that beer.
    #107 GSS, Oct 20, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2015
  28. jesus_man

    jesus_man Initiate (71) May 8, 2015 Illinois

    Something smoky, like a Straffe Hendrik Heritage or a Kasteel Winter. I've also enjoyed a nice Barley wine as well.
  29. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,349) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    Its been a hot autumn here in co, but ten fidy is my winter go to
  30. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,359) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Storm King is my favorite for snowy cold days.
  31. horsehockey

    horsehockey Aspirant (204) Jul 31, 2014 Illinois

    Edmund Fitzgerald
    Founders Porter
    Old Rasputin
    Ten Fidy
    Peche Mortel
  32. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Champion (870) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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  33. drink_like_a_wahoo

    drink_like_a_wahoo Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2015 Virginia

    Love a dark stout or doppelbock after a long, cold marathon training run. Favorites are Terrapin Wake N Bake, Three Notch'd Jack's Java, Starr Hill Snowblind, Founder's Breakfast
  34. SimonBur

    SimonBur Initiate (33) Mar 18, 2015 Massachusetts

    Founder's Imperial Stout and, when it comes around, Tree House's Good Morning
  35. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (973) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Some people and all squirrels prepare.
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  36. ricke49

    ricke49 Initiate (0) May 2, 2004 Oregon

    Nothing else does it like Arctic Devil. It's a miracle creation.
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  37. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Angry Chair German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
  38. PuckIt

    PuckIt Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2014 Pennsylvania

    bcbs...hands down
  39. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,943) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    Ten Fidy. Always.
  40. South2NW

    South2NW Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2013 Oregon

    I agree. Sucks that we are losing distro in OR. Grab it if you see it.
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