So I happened upon a few 6ers of Deschutes Obsidian Stout recently, my #1 beer of the past... 8 years. I have had many a great brew since discovering that one, but it is still my favourite. Smooth as glass, kicks ye in the ass. I finally bought one of those castle box things of Fraoch Heather Ale, very lackluster. I'd rather drink a Belhaven, and even that is rarely first on my list. Not sure if I mentioned it yet, but Mendocino's Blue Heron Pale is the finest pale I've tried in recent memory. Normally I'm an IPA dude because pales don't have as much flavour as I'd like. Not so with this one, just an incredible beverage.