The Artful Dodger wrote:Personally, I would only consider the imperial stout. As Dan said, it's strong and quite complex, but if you love your beer to have that dark chocolate/coffee taste (as well as a subtle touch of oak and dark fruit notes), the imperial stout is the way to go. FWIW, imperial stouts usually rank high on Beer Advocate and most justify the ranking.
You wouldn't even consider a couple of the others?
Well, there's stouts and Belgian Trappist ales, and then there's everything else.
Honestly, I didn't read through the other options and I just said stout for sure because that's what I love best. I like a really good IPA every now and then, as well as a proper bitter.