House Blend wrote:Funny about the Hopslam. Over the weekend I revisited my local Food Snob Emporium, hoping to pick up some up some interesting beers. No Breakfast Stout (grr), but there was an ample supply of Hopslam at about $3.50/bottle (with discount).
For the record, I picked out a sampler of these:
Founder's Dirty Bastard Ale
Bell's Hopslam Ale
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout (has licorice)
Dogfish Raison D'Etre
New Holland's The Poet (another oatmeal stout)
Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Let me put in a shout-out for the Edmund Fitzgerald. It's not one of these fancy schmanzy high ABV brews that calls attention to itself. But I keep coming back to it--haven't found any porter that's consistently better.
Founder's porter is excellent for a sessionable beer. Long Trail Imperial Porter is also great and only $5/bomber, though it's a baltic porter and a little higher ABV (8.3%).