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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A look back at the beautiful darkness of stout month

Tomorrow we will review our first spring seasonal beer, but before we do that we have to get to the unfinished business that is recapping the wonderful dark spectacle that was February Stout month.

The survivors of stout month.
Stouts we reviewed on the blog

Satin Solstice Imperial Stout
Port City One
Ceylon Lion Stout
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Lake Louie Milk Stout
Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
Sand Creek Oscar’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

Stouts we discussed on the JGF beercast
Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout (recommended)
Lancaster Milk Stout (recommended)

Stouts I didn’t write or talk about but enjoyed on Untappd
Saranac Vanilla Stout – 4 caps
Avery Out of Bounds Stout – 3 caps
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout – 4 caps
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat – 3 caps
Flying Dog Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout – 4 caps
DuClaw Naked Fish Chocolate Raspberry Stout – 3 caps
Mendocino Oatmeal Stout – 3 caps
Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout – 4 caps
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY – 4 caps
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout – 4 caps
Southern Tier 2X Stout – 4 caps
Bell’s Java Stout – 4 caps
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – 3 caps
Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout – 4 caps
COAST Bull’s Bay Oyster Stout – 3 caps
Westbrook Mexican Coffee Cake Imperial Stout – 4 caps
Founders Imperial Stout – 4 caps

Top of the charts!
Port City One
Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
Westbrook Mexican Coffee Cake Imperial Stout

Pleasant surprises
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout
Ceylon Lion Stout

Mild disappointments
DuClaw Naked Fish Chocolate Raspberry Stout
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat

Stouts available but remained untasted.
More than I want to list out right now, so I took a picture instead. (See above.) As you can see there was still a lot of gas left in the tank. Some of these will be shelved away for next year. Others will be drank over the next few weeks. 

If you were drinking stouts over February which ones hit the spot for you? Which ones fell short? Which ones would you recommend to others? Let us know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I'll start with the one that fell short for me. Wolaver's oatmeal stout.
    Top of my stout list: Terrapin moo-hoo chocolate milk stout (thanks to Skye for turning me onto this one), odyssey from allagash wasn't bad, Evolution's Rise up Stout hit the spot along with Victory's Donnybrook stout.