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Old 06-26-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
Aubie Stout
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I have never had this style. What are some good representatives to try to see if I like it?
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:25 PM   #2
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Old Rasputin if you can locate it... it is my favorite beer on this planet:

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co. - BeerAdvocate

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Old 06-27-2009, 03:33 AM   #3
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Old Rasputin, Stone, Great Divide Yeti, Elysian Dragon's Tooth (technically not bitter enough, but my fave.) are my top 4.

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Old 06-27-2009, 03:50 AM   #4
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Just had Old Rasputin for the first time earlier this week. It's quite intense.

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Old 06-27-2009, 06:48 AM   #5
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Rasputin for sure! Old Rasputin is currently my favorite beer.

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Old 06-27-2009, 07:14 AM   #6
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Another +1 for Old Rasputin. My Trader Joe's carries it.

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Old 06-28-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
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Old Rasputin is by far my favorite. Storm King from Victory is another good one if you can find it.

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Old 06-29-2009, 04:10 PM   #9
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If you can find it towards Christmas, try to track down Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout. Its not just a beer, its an experience.

Bell's Expedition Stout is very tasty too.

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Old 06-29-2009, 06:50 PM   #10
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I haven't had to many of this style, but if you can get it I recommend Giant Slayer by Tri City brewing. Beer advocate had two reviews that knocked it, but when I tried it at a tasting it was very good IMO. Or maybe I was already feeling the IPAs...

I've got a bottle in the fridge waiting for just the right time. Maybe tonight.
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