How thick can stouts be?

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Aleforge

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I fixed a computer of a co-workers and he surprised me with some growlers filled up with brews from one of our local micros. In any event he tried to get a growler of their stout but them commented that it has to be called in ahead because its so thick it takes a long time to fill up a growler.

I have never really had a stout that was like maple syrup in consistency, does it really take "that" long to fill up a growler of the higher gravity stuff?
 

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Total and complete crap. If that was the case they couldn't serve it on tap and it wouldn't pour out of bottles.

Someone is pulling someone's leg.
 

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I'd be willing to bet he was refering to the head.
If you've ever watched a Guinness being poured properly, it's done in 2 steps cos the head is so thick.
That's just the way it is poured. The nitro does that, but if you fill a growler properly, you should be able to avoid most of that.
 

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If the growler is filled at the bar, I can understand that.
It probably pours too foamy from the bar taps.
 
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So it just was the head and bar tap situation, you shouldn't need a spoon for the stuff?
 
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