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Old 02-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Am I the only guy who thinks stout tastes like someone boiled hotdogs into water, then threw out the hotdogs and bottled the water.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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I gave my one of my sons a Lagunitas Cappuccino and he thought it tasted like cigarette ashes were in it... I loved it.. but, then again, I love stouts.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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Am I the only guy who thinks stout tastes like someone boiled hotdogs into water, then threw out the hotdogs and bottled the water.
Damn! What stouts are you drinking??
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Damn! What stouts are you drinking??
Some stuff I picked up at a grocery store, I usually only drink ale lager or pilsner.

There was Murphy's stout, and Taddy or Tabby something, I think it was porter but also tasted like hotdogs. I really don't ever drink stout and only rarely porter.
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I'm smelling troll. 99% of people who are unfamiliar with stouts (or even "dark" beer for that matter) will pick up coffee or chocolate flavors almost immediately. Also, stouts are ales.

IF this is serious, I'd say it will take time to acquire a taste for them. Don't give up because its one of my favorite styles. Try some American ones, like Rogue's Chocolate stout or Sierra Nevada's stout. Those are a little more robust as opposed to the thinner bodied English stouts IMO.

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I certainly wouldn't condemn a whole style of beer based on a grocery store purchase, expecting the handling and turn-over of stock for anything unusual is going to be less than ideal in most such outlets. And I'd say for 98%+ of consumers, stout is definitely going to be unusual.

Fwiw, I simply love stouts, the bolder the better, and folks seem to really enjoy them, almost as much as I do. I typically end my evenings with a pour, and it's important enough that I always have a backup keg at the ready...



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I'm smelling troll. 99% of people who are unfamiliar with stouts (or even "dark" beer for that matter) will pick up coffee or chocolate flavors almost immediately. Also, stouts are ales.

IF this is serious, I'd say it will take time to acquire a taste for them. Don't give up because its one of my favorite styles. Try some American ones, like Rogue's Chocolate stout or Sierra Nevada's stout. Those are a little more robust as opposed to the thinner bodied English stouts IMO.
I will try stouts with very different or unique flavors, but for now I'm afraid to drop $ on unfamiliar territory. I didn't pick up any chocolate or coffee flavors (that would be nice). Just....hotdog. After I drank that first can I couldn't shake it off.
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I know reading this will ruin stouts for someone out there.

Because of comments here, all I taste on hefe's anymore is banana. All I taste on Leinenkugel's beers is fruit loops. Haha.

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I absolutely love em, so far in my short brewing career I have only brewed ales and one braggot, but I know some are in my future.

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I've never tasted "hotdog" in any beer, but I think it's safe to say there was something seriously wrong with the one you drank. If you got a hold of some crap, stale entenman's apple pie, would you give up on grandma's masterpiece? If so, you'd be missing out right?

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