To GoWest, thanks a lot for the offer. I picked up a bottle of that Scottish Stout this past weekend. Not my thing, personally (Nice body, gentle, creamy mouthfeel, and not a bad beer, but waaaaaay overdone on the smokeyness for my taste), but it is always nice to have extra options here in TW.
For me, the Fullers porter just has the "it" factor that makes me think that they couldn't have done the style any better (as does the Rochefort 10), which is why I am willing to pay the 150 NT it costs (but it would have been cool to have found it cheaper). I honestly wouldn't have expected it from Fullers, which generally strikes me as bland and uninspired (although admittedly I am a pretty typical American hop head in general, which makes most British ales not my thing). I just noticed their "Past Masters Double Stout" at the same place I buy the porter, so I picked up a bottle. I haven't tried it yet, but I am hoping it can hold a candle to the porter.
On an off topic, I read on a very ooooooooooooold post (I think it was one of the first Forumosa beer directories) that Jasons had Old Rasputin several years ago. Has anyone seen it recently? If so, where and how much? That is a very nice Imperial stout, and it would be great to be able to get it.
Finally, just want to give a thanks to Jim Boyle. I have ordered two cases of Anchor from him and look forward to doing more business in the future. Great products, and very nice guy. Thanks a lot!