Dry Stout

Bell's Kalamazoo Stout

Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout

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I suppose I’ve always been fascinated by stouts. I even remember as a kid, long before I was even interested in trying beer, being mesmerized by those Guinness commercials: jet black beer, with rich mahogany cascading head. It looked like motor oil and one would have to assume it tasted like charcoal. I remember years […] ... [Read more]

Lakefront Snake Chaser Irish Style Stout

Lakefront Snake Chaser Irish Style Stout

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Lakefront Brewery’s Snake Chaser is an Irish Dry Stout that does a pretty good job aligning itself with the style. It’s brewed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin … less than two hours away from us here in Chicago. I’d say up to this point in my craft beer experiences I have not heard much about the brewery […] ... [Read more]

Deschutes Obsidian Stout

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John: The thing I hate about this beer is that it’s hard to drink it — without chocolate! That’s the only thing I don’t like about this wonderful, genuine stout from the Northwest. I am a bit of stout snob (or at least I think I am). So much so I don’t like most of […] ... [Read more]

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

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Taylor:  Chicory Stout is one of Dogfish Head’s earliest recipes, first brewed by Sam Calagione in 1995 when the operation was a simple 10-gallon system. It’s one of the first of Dogfish Head’s ventures into the realm of eccentric recipes, a theme that has now become the norm for the Delaware-based brewer. Most people in […] ... [Read more]

Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

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Michael: Life has a way of surprising you. So does beer. This was a gift and so for some reason the price tag of ‘free’ had prejudice me against this brew. The label was average, nothing exciting and I had never bumped into Old Dominion before. So, thinking I was in for an average beer […] ... [Read more]

Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout

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In celebration of the 250th anniversary of St. James’ Gate in Dublin, Ireland, Guinness, Ltd. has created this 250th Anniversary Stout. It’s an Irish Dry Stout, and the ABV is 5.0%. The following are our thoughts on this commemorative and limited release beer from Guinness: Tom: Well, what do you say? “Thank you Arthur Guinness” […] ... [Read more]

New Glarus Cherry Stout

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Pouring into my Guinness glass, I was obviously expecting a stouty stout. Visually, this unique brew disappointed, the head evaporated like a weak lager and held none of the weight that I so enjoy in my glass of black goodness. As far as color goes? Also a bit surprising. I was picturing a vampire, a […] ... [Read more]

Guinness Extra Stout

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Noel:  To be honest, I’m not sure how many average joes out there know that this beer even exists.  Guinness Draught, not Extra Stout, has become synonymous with the Guinness brand, and it’s not all that surprising considering its availability in just about every pub or bar in the world.  But not many people know […] ... [Read more]

Mendocino Black Hawk Stout

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I met a few guys at the local pub this evening, enjoyed a Two Brothers beer and then salivated over one of my comrades’ Guinness. While the notorious stout didn’t currently grace the shelves of my personal fridge, a brother stout, Medocino’s Black Hawk, did. I also found this beer fitting on another level. I […] ... [Read more]

Bell’s Cherry Stout

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Bell’s Cherry Stout is a winter seasonal available from November through March. It combines the sweet/tart flavor native to Michigan cherries with a darker, roasted taste of a stout. The only other cherry brew I’ve sampled before this one is Sam Adams’ Cherry Wheat, and I was curious to see what cherries would lend a […] ... [Read more]