No it's an Oregon Beer (still NW) look in the Salem OR area.
Seven Brides makes several nice beers - I have had a very nice pale ale and an excellent brown ale from them while visiting Portland.
I have enjoyed a glass or twelve of Dortmunder Union, Pilsner Urquell, and Gosser - excellent. But I like my beers a bit chewier than your lists - except, of course for Flop's Guinness.
Unibroue Trois Pistoles - A really different dark beer - something between a porter and a stout, with the added complexity of using Belgian yeast. Dark mahogany with a fruit nose.
Young's Double Chocolate Stout - A medium bodied, dark beer; smooth, creamy, and not too dry, ; very well-balanced. The aroma has always bothered me a bit, to me smelling a little burnt. I guess that's the "roasted" cocoa beans.
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast - Really hard to find, but worth the search. The only stout I would admit that competes with my own brew as a favorite. This oatmeal stout blends coffee and chocolate.
Belhaven Scottish Ale Not as dark or rich as the stouts, but a beautiful clean looking dark brown beer with a gorgeous head. Very complex flavors, nicely balanced between the rich malts and a hoppy finish.
Some domestics you might want to try:
Marin Brewing San Quentin Breakout Stout - This beer is absolutely black, rich, and smokey. It has a head that stands firm until the last bit is drained from the glass. Very complex, very smooth on the tongue.
Shipyard Signature Imperial Porter - Very complex, very creamy, with neither malt nor hops predominating. I taste caramel at first, with the hops more in the after-taste.
He'Brew Messiah Bold - Again, a very complex beer, but not as heavy as the stout or porter - this is a beautiful nut brown ale. Very nicely balanced, with the hops nicely balancing the rich malt. And Kosher!
Unfortunately, I cannot offer you the best of the lot - Two Dog Brewing's Barking Dog Stout - A chocolate stout but with 1 gallon (out of 5) of the water replaced by a gallon of strong French Roast coffee. Double-pitched with White Labs Irish Ale yeast, Fuggle hops, and yeast boost to increase the alcohol a bit. As Ben Franklin said - Proof that God loves us! For those of you unfamiliar with Two Dog Brewing, it is located in my kitchen, with production limited to 5 gallons at a time. The last bottles of Barking Dog were consumed during 4th of July celebrations.
I do have plans for another batch, but plan to try something a bit different. I want to start the beer with Cascade and Fuggle hops, and then re-hop mid-fermentation and at the finish with Pacific Jade. I am looking for a dark stout, but with the aroma and bitterness of an IPA.
R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.
In June a few friends and I decided to do a little summer stout tasting. The fallen soldiers. A lot worse ways to spend a day.
StoutTasting6-11.jpg picture by fsvan - Photobucket
Thanks M! This is really turning out to be very informative. Let the lists keep coming.
I like Fat Tire.
Blue Moon is a Belgian White that is the sort of Ale you DO add lemon to. I don't know why Americans insist on orange.