I've had their barrel-aged stout offerings for the past two years. Sweet, heavy, strong stuff. But so good for sipping on cold winter days.
But their Russian Imperial Stout is dangerously good--8% but so drinkable.
Alas, my plans for celebrating international stout day ended up being derailed. As it turns out, yesterday was also an anniversary of sorts (day my wife and I met 21 years ago). Luckily, I was reminded of that before I tried to sell her on a stout day celebration.
I'm with Porky here. When someone asks me if I want one of these type beers I answer " I want a beer I don't have to fight."
I tried every beer I could and was always a lager or pilsener guy, then Miller came out with Miller Genuine Draft, sooo smooth and easy going down. It's been my fav for many years now. Only a coincidence that it is connected with Harley Davidson.
I find IPAs too bitter, and they tend to trigger my ulcer.
But I've really started trying different Belgian (style) beers the past couple of years and I love them. Dubbels really hit the sweet spot for me--full of flavour, pretty strong but not so strong it's doing to knock me flat (like some quads I've tried).
Funny you mention Brussel sprouts and broccoli as I hate them both.
I prefer a dark beer but not one too heavy like a Guinness if I’m going to have more than a couple. I can enjoy lagers and pilseners too if they have a bit of flavour, but can’t get into watery flavourless beers like light beers and Bud and Sol.
I find that Canadian beers are far better than US beers but my favourite beers are from Mexico, except for Corona as I don’t like smelling skunk much less drinking it. Mexican dark beers to me have the extra flavour of a dark beer but not the thickness of most dark beers. My Mexican friends all drink Victoria. Bohemia is also very good as is dark Dos Equi which must be consumed because they have the best beer ads ever made. There are a few others but my favourite beer of all is Modelo Negro. Tons of flavor but not too heavy. Available everywhere in Manitoba at least but pricey. About $15 Canadian for a 24 in Mexico.
It is the same with coffee. I prefer a good espresso or a half white. My brother MUST have 18 percent triple coffee cream and triple sugar. I call that the drink of someone that does not like coffee...I know I am right on that too but my brother will never see it that way