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Old 10-25-2006, 06:35 PM   #11
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. Another big beer I enjoy is North Coast's Old Rasputin Imperial Stout.
That's a BIG beer in a LITTLE Bottle. Great stuff

 
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:51 AM   #12
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I third the Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. That stuff is great, I swear I taste mollasses or rum. The alcohol sneaks up on ya too; if I ever am sentenced to drink myself to death this one might be the gentlest way to go. It's like being gently beaten with a chocolate coated brick.

Duvel is another one I really enjoy; I know a lot of folks don't see what's so special about it but it holds a special place in my heart. (It'll smack you around too.)

 
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:14 AM   #13
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Another brew that I remember being very tasty is the Double Bock by Sudwerk. Nice and chocolatey. I've only had 2 bottles, but both were great.
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:19 AM   #14
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:24 AM   #15
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Probably my current favorite would be North Coast Brewery's Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, already mentioned earlier in this thread. It's a little over 9% ABV, and has a very good strong flavor that will take you by surprise if you're not expecting it. I had three one day while playing a tactical combat tabletop game... needless to say, I lost. Badly.
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:08 PM   #16
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Ok I got some of the Old Rasputin at Whole Foods last weekend, that is some fine stuff. Probably the best 'big' beer I've tried yet. The Rogue Imperial Stout was good, but it was a little too thick and overwhelming to be something I could drink regularly. The Old Rasputin was very flavorful but not as thick and heavy and I can see actually drinking it. And it only took one to make me feel a little numb

 
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:17 PM   #17
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That 10th Anniversary is great, but good luck finding any more of it now.
Just picked some up this weekend. Haven't tried it yet, kinda feel like it needs a special occassion!

So far, I have loved all of Stone's brews. The Smoked Porter was OUTSTANDING - one of the best beers I've ever had (and I'm tending to favor hoppier brews lately). My next brew will definately be a smoked porter (I was planning on that anyway, but this made the decision easy).
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:28 AM   #18
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I would have to recommend the Flying Dog Gonzo Porter. I was really suprised and impressed with this beer. I believe that it is up there around 9% and it has a big flavor. Kinda hard to find though.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:10 PM   #19
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Chimay Grand Reserve! I can't get enough of that stuff.

 
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:40 PM   #20
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Oh yeah, the Chimay Blue is awesome stuff. A little too pricy for anything but an occasional bottle, though.
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