Bent Brewstillery Dark Fatha American ‘Emperial’ Stout

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Bent Brewstillery Dark Fatha American ‘Emperial’ Stout ABV: 9.3% IBU: 57 Well of course we should highlight our next-door neighbor’s beer. Dark Fatha pours a clear dark brown—almost black with a rich tan head. Nice aroma of chocolate, some coffee bitterness, toasty notes, and biscuity goodness. There’s a good amount of carbonation and the finish is dry. [...]

Big Wood Brewery Morning Wood Coffee Stout

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Big Wood Brewery Morning Wood Coffee Stout ABV: 5.5% IBU: 35 This award-winning coffee stout is a true eye opener. Pours a dark rich chocolate coffee brown with a creamy head. Strong aromas of fresh roasted coffee beans and malt. Drinks like a good cup o’ joe—full, rich, and flavorful until the last drop, leaving [...]

Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout ABV: 9.84% IBUs: 40 A fun Stout for the rainy days we’ve been having. Dark brown almost black in color, no light shines through this one. Thick chocolate and bourbon on the nose—it smells like an afternoon with a southern grandpa. Dark, roasty malts impale the surface with [...]

Ten FIDY

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Ten FIDY ABV: 10.5% IBUs: 98  Pours dark as night but with a red/amber hue like a harvest moon. At first, all I get is rich dark chocolate, but as the beer warms the roasted coffee bean flavor comes out. Full of complex aromas and flavors, this is not cheap gas-station coffee, but rather a [...]

Guinness Brewery Guinness Foreign Extra

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Guinness Brewery Guinness Foreign Extra 7.5% ABV Now this is an Irish stout! Dark fruits and rich caramel come to the forefront on the nose with an underlying hint of alcohol heat. The palate is surprisingly smooth with notes of chocolate, red grapes, and roasty espresso. Let it warm to room temperature and molasses and brown sugar [...]

Odell Brewing Company Lugene

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Odell Brewing Company Lugene ABV: 8.5% With the first sip of this beer you are transported back to your childhood and an ice cold glass of chocolate milk. This beer pours dark as night with a nice brown head. Raising your glass delivers a sweet aroma—no coffee or hops here—just milk chocolate and possibly a hint [...]

Bad Weather Brewing Company Ominous

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Bad Weather Brewing Company Ominous ABV: 7.5% IBUs: 40 This dark brown ale is dangerously drinkable. The nose is dominated by fresh, aromatic cocoa nibs, and hints of caramel and toffee. Dark chocolate and bready malt are the primary flavors, giving way to coffee, caramel, and a bit of vanilla. It’s not overly sweet, and [...]

Lagunitas Brewing Company Imperial Stout

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Lagunitas Brewing Company Imperial Stout ABV: 9.9%, IBU: 72 While the folks at Lagunitas are known for their hops-driven beers, they are no slouch with malt, either. The Imperial Stout is an opaque brown but not quite black, while the head delicately clings to the side of the glass. The emerging aromas include charred wood, [...]

Samuel Smith Brewery Imperial Stout

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Samuel Smith’s Brewery Imperial Stout ABV: 7.0%, IBU: 35 Limited-release imperial stouts get all the attention, but this English classic sets the standard! The intense black color and thick tan head is striking—especially when poured in the recommended large snifter. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, and roasted malts builds anticipation for the flavors to come. The [...]

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

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Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro ABV: 6.0% The Centennial State strikes again! Somewhere high in the Rocky Mountains a group of Colorado brewers experimented with the dark arts. What they wrought was a pitch black stout worthy of the title “America’s Stout.” It pours impenetrably black with a strong, frothy, tan head. Once the glass nears [...]

Founders Imperial Stout

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Founders Imperial Stout ABV: 10.5%, IBU: 90 As a brewery, Founders has a great reputation and for good reason. Their Imperial Stout is very dark in color with a dark brown head. The nose is very roasty with a slight alcohol sting. The mouthfeel is smooth and chocolatey and coats your whole mouth. The more you [...]

Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve: Bourbon Barrel Stout

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Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve: Bourbon Barrel Stout ABV: 9.5% This is a great tasting bourbon barrel stout, with excellent colors and a phenomenal taste that lives up to the aromas bursting forth when the bottle is first opened. The first look is a nice, creamy tan that gives way to an obsidian brown. Smells of oak with [...]

Rush River Brewing Company Nevermore

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Rush River Brewing Company Nevermore ABV: 8% This beer smells of pure chocolate and cream. This beer lives up to its name CHOCOLATE throughout the palate. It is not a bitter chocolate but more of a milk chocolate. It is not overly sweet, so the flavors do not linger to long on the palate. This Oatmeal [...]

Southern Tier Crème Brulee Imperial Stout

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Southern Tier Crème Brulee Imperial Stout ABV: 9.6% Dessert and beer—who doesn’t like that! Southern Tier has it nailed down to a science with brewing this devilishly decadent stout. Lightly carbonated with strong notes of vanilla and burnt caramel drink as a standalone dessert or pair it with vanilla custard, bananas foster or vanilla ice cream. Serving [...]

Colorado Guanabara Imperial Stout

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Colorado Guanabara Imperial Stout ABV: 10.0% Guanabara is named after the breathtaking Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, so if you are looking for a broad-shouldered stout to canoodle with and help warm you up, this is your beer. The palate is familiar for an imperial stout, but there are some unique flavors from the use of [...]