Last night was our annual Stout Tasting and it came a little later than normal so we could be sure one of the group was able to attend. After 25 beers we came to some realizations. At least some of the AleSmith Speedway we received in NC was awful and Meantime Russian Imperial Stout is either mislabeled or they forgot to use roasted barley in the beer. In the end our top 10 is pictured below and the top five countdown looks like:
5 – Olde Hickory Imperial Stout
4 – Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
3 – Founders Imperial Stout
2 – Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
1 – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
I actually voted for the Oak Aged Yeti to take the prize, but all of the top five were outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the Terrapin Moo HooChiato, and I think it belongs in the top 10, but I don’t personally see it as number 6. An awesome time with friends, can’t wait to do it again next year.