I'm looking for some stout recommendations, especially milk/cream stout. I am trying to find a beer that my girlfriend will like. I'm thinking something sweeter such as certain stouts. I was thinking a milk/cream stout would be best for easing her into beer. Any good ones I should look out for? I'm not too knowledgeable in this area. Or maybe some other suggestions on something less hoppy/bitter, but more malty and sweet? Basically stuff that's really easy to get down. Thanks!
It is definitely not sweet or at least I think so. But Founders Porter is very nice. And depending on where you are in the world Shepard's Neame is very good.
Left Hand Brewing company's Milk Nitro Stout is excellent if you're dead set on a stout. Almost sort-of, kind-of, like a milk shake.Very easy to drink and a pretty good introduction to something other than a lager.
Wheat beer is another option for a gateway "craft beer". Nothing wrong with something like Blue Moon as a pseudo set of training wheels. You'll get the same dense head (o.O) found in a stout and a similar "sweet flavor" in the bubblegum/tropical/banana flavor found in most wheat beers. Ayinger's Brau Weisse can be a revelation if your local brew shop carries it.
This guy knows what's up.
Try "Hirter Morchl" if you can get your hands on some .... it'll do the job ;)
If you can find it where you live, Brau Brothers MooJoos is very good. its an Oatmeal Cream Stout and one of my favorites. Mixed with A&W Root Beer it is called a RooJoos and is also good. Very smooth, not a whole lot of head.
These are my goto stouts, I grab whichever 6 pack is cheapest at the time that I don't already have on hand, but all are great.
Gray's Oatmeal Stout http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/484/3307/
Milwaukee Brewing's Polish Moon Milk Stout http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/18680/62598/
Sand Creek's Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/789/24230/
New Glarus Coffee Stout http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/590/2810/
New Glarus Road Slush Oatmeal Stout http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/590/28267/
O's Brewing's Indonesian Coffee Train http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16386/111155/
What can I say? I live in Wisconsin, we've got tons of great craft breweries, creameries and various cured meat product producers. Also some great distilleries as of late as well as some decent wineries.
Mule Kick Oatmeal stout. May not be able to find it tho. Its was my fav until they stopped selling it locally.
Try giving her Kostritzer Schwarzbier, Its a sweet black lager with a rich burnt barley aftertaste.
Rouge Oatmeal Stout or Lagunitas Imperial Stout. So good.
Indeed the Lagunitas Imperial Stout is almost the perfect imperial stout... and it's cheap. As for milk stouts, if you live near Illinois try to find 3 Floyds Moloko Stout. I've never hada better milk stout. Left Hand also makes a good milk stout and it's easier to find. It's almost too smooth for me though... I like my beer to fight back.
Micro brew in Seattle called Noggings has one they call Maxstout. A pound or two of those with dinner and you'll need a taxi.
Tried some stouts at the beer fest yesterday ... but I started with pilsners & lagers then switched to IPAs then to
bitters ... then porters and I really don't remember the stouts .. hic hicup hic
Old Rasputin, Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout, Great Divide's "Yeti", any stout practically from Clown Shoes is killer. Victory "Storm King" is rather good too
Boris the Spider is a smooth one with 10% ABV
Brooklyn Brewing Companies
Black Chocolate Stout
and delicious. :)
If she likes chocolate, Organic Chocolate Stout Link to Beer Advocate. Even my wife will have some.
Ale Smith Speedway Stout it is just so good It is hard to find out side the west coast.
Would definitly go with a Porter since they tend to be sweeter then stouts. Anchor Porter is a good start start but if you something, well more..., I would recommend Flying Dog Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout or BrewDog Riptide.