recommend me a porter, stout, or other dark beer

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jonathan_matos5, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. im out of beer:crying:

    the liquor store is closed, but tomorrow. . .

    anyway beer:hyper:
  2. Dieu du Ciel's Péché Mortel
    Sinha (lion's stout)
    Founders' Breakfast Stout
    The Abyss
    Dark Lord
    Stone Imperial Stout
  3. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
  4. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO



  5. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
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    Guiness Stout. The standard by which others are judged. Seriously - it becomes a great point of reference for other stouts.
  6. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
  7. fitbass3p


    Oct 7, 2006
    Madison, WI
    Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
    Kona Pipeline Porter
    A second vote for the North Coast Old Rasputin Stout
    Any stout by Bell's
    Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron or Raison D'etre or Raison D'extra

    The Dogfish Head beers are dark, but strong brown ales, not stouts or porters. Breweries are underlined for simplicity's sake.
  8. Coopers Best Extra Stout (6.3% ABV)
    Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale (7.5% ABV)

    From sunny Adelaide, South Straya, the city of churches (and bikey gangs)
  9. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
  10. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy Bongo destroys villages and does my laundry Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    Descheutes Black Butte Porter and Obsidian Stout. On tap where possible.
  11. bassistkll


    Sep 23, 2007
    Ventura, CA
    Three words: "Dead Guy Ale" (Rogue Brewery, Newport OR). Truly a thing of beauty if available in your neck of the woods. Try it, you'll like it.

    Wish you well.
  12. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    We can get it on tap nearby where I live, and I'm in a fairly rural area. It's actually one of the few imports I go out of my way to get once in a while.

    Thumbs up for the Deschutes and Rogue products, for sure. Black Butte Porter is my equivalent of a session beer -- not too high test or filling but certainly not a lightweight swill either.:cool:
  13. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI

    I doubt you can find it, but this stuff is awesome!!
  14. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Dunno if it's still made but Dragon Stout (Jamaica) was some pretty tasty stuff
  15. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck Guest

    Sep 26, 2000
    There are tons and tons of micro brew stouts and porters available. The trouble is actually finding someplace that sells them locally.

    1 - if you can get Sam Adam's Cream Stout, it's a wonderful thing. That should be readily available.

    2 - if you can find any kind of coffee stout or coffee porter, give a try. It works better than you might think!
  16. lopxtc

    lopxtc Guest

    Jan 18, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    I'll second this ... however, and I cannot stress this one enough ... do not get this if the store only sells it in a can. This stout only tastes good right from the tap, or out of a bottle. I had one place serve me one out of a can, and it was horrible tasting.

  17. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    Try some Czech dark beer, e.g. Velkopopovicky Kozel dark. It is a little bit on the sweet side, but not overly sweet and it has a nice aftertaste. It's not heavy as a Guinness or Kilkenny, but a bit like light beer with more taste.

    I also like the British Newcastle brown ale. It's not heavy either, and perhaps more "balanced" than the Velko. Not better though, they're just different. If I have to choose, I pick the Velko, it has a more unique taste.
  18. The Cream Stout is pretty good. It's the first stout that I've tried that I really like.

    Jonathan, you might also check out Sam Adam's Black Lager. It's not quite as heavy as a stout, but it's got a great flavor.
  19. T.O.Bass

    T.O.Bass Guest

    Fuller's Londer Porter is one of my favorites. Should be available most places.

    A local brew, but if you can get it I highly recommend it, is Hockley Stout.

    Wychwood Breweries Black Witch is also awesome. Also should be available throughout the states.

    Those are just a few that haven't been named yet, but as it's been said before, there are a millibillion options. Best bet is to do what I do. Go to the liquore store, buy one or two of every porter, stout and ale available. Then drink them. You're sure to find one you like.

    Another option is to order in a specific brand. Bring a list to your liquor store, and see if they can order any of it.