Your Go-To Stout

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  1. LakerLeith

    LakerLeith Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2013 California

    Old Rasputin doesn't get old.. I also really like DFH Chicory Stout
  2. gskitt

    gskitt Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2009 New York

    Ten fidy and old raspy. Brooklyn black choc.
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  3. Vogt52

    Vogt52 Initiate (0) May 25, 2014 Maryland

    Just got into Stouts. I really like Youngs double chocolate Stout
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  4. TastingNotesPod

    TastingNotesPod Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts

    So surprised it took 36 posts for someone to mention Breakfast Stout. This is so much my go-to stout that I had trouble even thinking of another stout I drink regularly. FBS shared time with DFH Chicory Stout before that went draft-only. FBS is just great and never too tough to find around here.
  5. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Bear Republic Big Bear Black
    Ten Fidy
    Green Flash Double Stout
    Old Raspy
  6. Crumpetsnbeer

    Crumpetsnbeer Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Maine

    Founders Breakfast Stout
  7. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 New York

    BCBS...and yes I can buy it year round.
  8. Pete9094

    Pete9094 Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2001 Pennsylvania

    Duck Rabbit Milk Stout or RIS. Both rock. I could drink the Milk Stout all night...
  9. mj81

    mj81 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    Fbs or fis. Have about a case of each still but definitely enjoy old raspy and ten fidy as well.
  10. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (2,500) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Definitely Stone RIS. Beautiful stuff!
  11. generallee

    generallee Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2008 Virginia

    Brooklyn Chocolate Stout at home and Guinness at most bars.
  12. Dougish

    Dougish Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2014 Maryland

    Old Rasputin
    Ten Fidy
  13. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'm not sure I really have a "go to" stout. The one I've certainly consumed the most of is Big Gruesome from Spring House.
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  14. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2005 Canada (AB)

    In order of preference and frequency of buying

    Deschutes Obsidian
    Yukon Midnight Sun Espresso
    Barney Flats Oatmeal
    Sam Smith's Oatmeal
    St Ambroise Oatmeal
  15. jcos

    jcos Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    Bell's Java Stout. Relatively not hard to find, comes in 12 ounce bottles, not too high in abv (7.5%).
  16. Treb0R

    Treb0R Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2012 Oregon

    For the more available and still great stouts...

    Deschutes Obsidian Stout
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    North Coast Old Rasputin RIS
    Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout
    Rogue Chocolate Stout
    Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
    Southern Tier Choklat
    Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
    Stone IRS
    Great Divide Yeti
    Hoppin' Frog BORIS or DORIS
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  17. Jeff17

    Jeff17 Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2013 Illinois

    Founders RIS (able to find about 7 months out of the year)
    Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout (again able to find four packs through at least half the year)
    Old Rasputin
  18. CaseyB23

    CaseyB23 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat
    Bells Double Cream Stout
  19. Masters

    Masters Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin
    Founders breakfast Stout
    Founders Imperial Stout
    Mayflower Oatmeal Stout
    Old Rasputin
    BCBS ( Local liquor store still has cases and no one buys them but me :grinning:)
  20. MikeWard

    MikeWard Poo-Bah (2,246) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Bells Kalamazoo
    Troegs Java Head
    Deschutes Obsidian

    Ten Fiddy, Dragons Milk, Storm King if I'm in the mood to amp it up a bit. Wulvers was bloody fantastic, but not sure if that's going to become a regular or not.

    Many votes for SN Stout got me thinking I haven't had one in a while. Always available, and I've been ignoring it. Bad, bad BA :slight_frown:
  21. Swettenham_Shire

    Swettenham_Shire Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2014 Ohio

    Founders Breakfast Stout, then Ten Fidy

    Still haven't tried Black Note; hope to score a 4-pack next release!
  22. jcos

    jcos Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    And since it is too late to edit, I'll add this and will seem like a BA Heretic...

    I will take Bell's Java Stout over GI BCBS any day! I don't need 14%+ abv beers that are nearly impossible to find, and expensive to buy when they are actually found. There, I said it, flame away!
  23. BrahptimusPrime

    BrahptimusPrime Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Connecticut

    I'm not the biggest stout drinker, but I am trying to get in to them.

    Recently I had a Mexican Cake for the first time, a New England Storm, and a Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher and I thought they were all incredibly delicious. Obviously these are all a little on the more difficult side to get.

    Any recommendations for more widely available brews that I may enjoy? I had an Imperial Biscotti Break and wasn't wowed by it to be honest, so maybe I already set the bar too high for the style by hoping everything lives up to the first mentioned above?
  24. brewskifan55

    brewskifan55 Initiate (0) May 17, 2011 Mississippi

    I'm constantly trying new stouts, so I "go to" anything I can find that's recommended. But the regulars are Old Raspy, Stone IRS, Straight To Ale's Laika and Ten Fidy.
  25. robear

    robear Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    I get the sense that Great Divide is struggling to spread Yeti across it's ever-increasing distribution area. Probably takes some effort to brew it.
  26. BeerMe2day

    BeerMe2day Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2012 Wisconsin

    I would have to go with Left Handed Milk Stout on Nitro
    I know it's seasonal but the Coffee Stout from New Glarus only available every other year
    The Sweetheart Stout by American Sky---again seasonal but as odd as it sounds chocolate peanut butter stout was GOOD
    American Velvet by American Sky another coffee stout
    Buffalo Sweat by Tallgrass
    Is Coffee Bender by Surly considered a stout?

    I love stouts, they are my favorite beers...really if they have a stout on tap chances are it's my go to beer for the night
  27. charlzm

    charlzm Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2007 California

    Tough call. Black Albert, Speedway Stout, Parabola, Stone RIS, Abyss.

    I don't "go to" very often, but when I do, I don't like to fool around.
  28. Hrodebert

    Hrodebert Aspirant (265) Sep 2, 2013 Michigan

    I'll take Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro or not.
    And Lion Stout.
  29. BradenMK

    BradenMK Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2012 Alaska

    Ah, I wasn't aware that they have increased distro recently. Yeah, a couple years ago, many varieties of the Oak Aged series were available just sitting the shelves of lots of places, but now, lately I've finally ran into the Chocolate version. It's been more than a year since I've seen the standard Oak Aged Yeti, which is one of my favorites.
  30. CaptJackHarkness

    CaptJackHarkness Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2011 New York

    Good ole Murphy's!
  31. dutesanch

    dutesanch Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2014 California

    Tioga Sequoia Rush Hour Coffee stout.
  32. rgdevera951

    rgdevera951 Initiate (70) Apr 2, 2014 California

    Im in the SoCal area so my go to stout would be:

    - Stone IRS
    - Belching Beaver PB Stout
    - Old Rasputin
    - Beer Geek line from Mikkeller
  33. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Texas

    Old Rasputin... High quality, cheap price, year round, easy to find. It's not the best stout in the world but it's a winner in my book based on the things I just mentioned. Samuel Smith makes some great year-round stouts as well, slightly more pricy though.
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  34. TommyLiam

    TommyLiam Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2013 Arizona

    Once upon a time for the price/quality/availability equation it was Old Rasputin. Now that Victory distributes here it might very well be Storm King. Usurping the ol' Rasp is no small order.
  35. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Meyvn (1,038) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
    Society Trader

    Founders Breakfast Stout
  36. EJosesA

    EJosesA Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2014 California

    This is my go to, for now! I love peanut butter, anything.
  37. KG710

    KG710 Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2014 Georgia

    Wake n Bake when it's available.
  38. ShepardCommander

    ShepardCommander Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2014 Virginia

    Samuel Smiths Oatmeal stout or Founders Breakfast
  39. reddfrogg

    reddfrogg Initiate (0) May 19, 2010 Minnesota

    Left Hand Milk Stout- Nitro!!!
  40. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2011 California

    Speedway. I know it's not part of the "I can only drink 1/3 of a bomber movement" but for me a two and a half hour block and a bottle of speedway is pure enjoyment.
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