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What's a good dark/black beer?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Don Black, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. Don Black

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    I know absolutely nothing about beer and am looking to buy my father a few cases of the stuff for his birthday. Normally I would get 2 cases of Xingu, a dark Brazillian beer, but the U.S.'s allocation is currently sitting on a dock in Philly awaiting customs approval.
    So, in the meantime, I'm looking for a substitute. Does anyone have any suggestions? If anyone drinks Xingu, and knows of a suitable replacement, all the better... Thanks!
     
  2. Tom Rhea

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    Does Guiness count? Certainly dark, but I'm not sure if it's technically "beer" -- seems too good for a category that also includes Pabst Blue Ribbon.
     
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    No kidding everytime I see Ron's sig I start getting thirsty. I surf at work alot so that makes it even worse. I think I might need therapy. [​IMG]
    Kevin C. [​IMG]
     
  5. Matt Stryker

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    Sheaf Stout is good (from Australia, but most stores carry it). Another really great dark beer is Busch Light; just add 10 drops of brown food coloring.
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    Just kidding.
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  6. Rain

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    Um, never mind.
    [Edited last by Rain on November 08, 2001 at 04:21 PM]
     
  7. Jack Briggs

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    Why a dark beer? Hell, get 'im a case of Pacifico Clara--finest beer available here in the Western states. Love the stuff.
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    Mackeson. not sure on this spelling
    The slogan as I remember it;
    "Looks Good, Tastes Good and By God It Does You Good".
    Probably wouldn't get away with this slogan today.
    Cheers.....couldn't resist
    Bill
     
  9. Adam Wolkoff

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    I'll second the vote for Guiness.
    Get the 16oz cans with the nitrogen widget inside. My Irish friends tell me this is the closest they feel they can come to a "real" pint, whatever that means. I just love the stuff! As Brendan Behan once said, "Guiness: it gets you drunk." [​IMG]
    ASW
     
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    Out here in the west my fav is "Terminator Stout" brewed in Portland, Oregon (and some cities in Washington) at a the McMenamins brew pubs. Can't say what's available in your area but if you contact them they may ship some out to you. You will not be disapointed. In fact, if you are disapointed, I'll drink whatever is left for free.
    http://nwbrewpage.com/McMenamins.html
     
  11. SteveRS

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    Dos Equis Dark
    St. Pauli Girl Dark
    Becks Dark
     
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    I really like Warsteiner...
    Guinness is OK, but I find it to be inconsistent. Sometimes you get a really good case, sometimes you dont.
     
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    I'd get him a gift certificate to a local microbrewery (if they exist in your area)...
    Greg
     
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    Guiness, but only in the tall boy can. They licensed the name to domestic breweries and they SUCK. It's a meal in a mug, godliness in a can. The best head you can get outside a ...um, never mind. [​IMG]
    Another great tall boy beer (not dark) is Kilkenny (it may be an ale..shoot me!). Yum. Smooth, creamy and light.
    Tsing tao is my favorite Chinese beer, has that skunky flavor from shipping in green bottles. Oh yeah, dark beers, never mind.
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    newcastle is a pretty good beer. i drink it a lot when i'm out. i like guiness but it's a tad too dark for me...i have to be in the mood for it. i think somebody already mentioned dos equis amber.
    kevin t
     
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    I'll second the mention of Newcastle ale
     
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    I enjoy newcastle, but i'd consider beck's dark my fave dark
     
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    Leffe Brown.
    I've only had this a few times at a local restaurant and liked it a lot. Its black and not very thick and sweet. I'm haven't been able to find around anywhere but the one restaurant though, anyone have any idea where to get it?
    Phil
     

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