Top 5 of 2010 List

This top 5 list is my personal list of what I considered my top 5 beers of 2010.  Please comment and tell us what your top 5 beers were this past year.

The beers in my list I consider my top that I had this year all based on my preference and styles I enjoy.  I am a self proclaimed hop-head and would put stouts lower on my preference but after thinking ….what are my top 5 I was suprised when many stouts started to come to mind.  So heres the 5 I enjoyed the most this past year, wonder if something will come along in 2011 and make me change my mind.

  1. Bells Hopslam – This beer is just too good not to be here for me
  2. Pliny the Elder – Had this for the first time this year and its tough to put it as 2nd to Hopslam
  3. Surly Darkness – This years darkness I was lucky enough to sample Cobra Lounge and Kumas Corner.  Just a great stout, sweet and high ABV but very drinkable and if it wasn’t for the high ABV I could probably drink Darkness all night
  4. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Rare – On draft on black friday at GI this has such a smooth bourbon flavor with a sweetness from the stout coming through.
  5. Founders Looking Glass – On tap at Founders on my Michigan beer trip, this is bourbon barrel aged double trouble.  A great IIPA with just the right about
    of bourbon flavor kicking it up a notch.  Founders really needs to bottle and distribute this.

So Whats your top 5?

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About Dan

Founder of Chicago Beer Geeks also Founder of Windy City Stangs, a Chicagoland Mustang Club. I work in the IT industry but also do some DJ work at local bars and clubs.