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Favorite Stouts


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I like the Skull Rock Stout from Sleeping Giant brewery. They're semi-local to me, about 4 hours or so away, but I have no idea what their distribution range is. It's a nice English style oatmeal stout. The Shinny Pants Session Stout from Great Lakes brewery is surprisingly tasty for a stout coming in at just 4.3% abv. Makes it easy to toss down a few, which I can't normally do with stouts, they're usually a one or two and done for me... but that's probably the whole point behind calling it a "session stout."  😁

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Might help to know where you are located.   Those are really great stouts if you like great big imperial stouts.  Probably as good as anything available nationally.  Other nationally distributed ones I like are Founder's Breakfast Stout, Bell's Black Note Stout, Goose Island Bourbon County, Terrapin Wake n'Bake Stout and Victory at Sea by Ballast Point (technically an imperial porter, not a stout).   Terrapin and Victory at sea are the only ones made year round rather than seasonally so it might be easiest to find them. 

 

Gigantic stouts that taste like fudge are a style that local breweries can do very well.  If you are near D.C Jupiter's Cake by Elder Pine and most of Aslin's stouts are fantastic.

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14 hours ago, shawarma_prince said:

Is there anything better than Founders KBS or CBS? Those are two amazing beers.

 

Thank you for the shout-out! They're about a ten-minute drive from us. Even with a Spanish company now a 90% owner, we still think of Founders Brewery as local (which it is, although it's no longer officially a "craft brewery"). I have several bottles of KBS from four and five years ago -- it used to be a much more limited release -- stashed away downstairs. I'm looking forward to finding out how they've aged.

 

Bell's Brewery, as mentioned by Dr. Teeth, is about an hour from here. I've yet to try their Black Note Stout.

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I am not a connoisseur of stouts as drinking beers, but I can testify that Green Flash Double Stout makes the best carbonnades a la flamande on the planet.

 

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