Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

2382 beers | 4.023 Avg Score

As with most "imperial" beers, the imperial stout is "boss" of the stout world, emphasizing more maltiness, more alcohol, and often more hops than its non-imperial peers. The style originated in England as an export product to the Baltic States, where the Russian Imperial Court purportedly enjoyed these products. This style has intense flavors including those typical of any stout (but magnified and more complex), as well as dark fruitiness (prunes, plums, and raisins). Some of the more popular imperial stouts of today include a hoppy balance in the finish.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
CA, United States
139
4.036
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
NY, United States
111
4.063
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
DE, United States
99
4.216
Stone Imperial Russian Stout
CA, United States
93
4.224
AleSmith Speedway Stout
CA, United States
93
4.420
Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
United Kingdom
90
3.901
Victory Storm King Stout
PA, United States
89
4.041
Bells Expedition Stout
MI, United States
84
4.208
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
CO, United States
75
4.176
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
IL, United States
74
4.313
Great Divide Maverick/Yeti Imperial Stout
CO, United States
70
4.166
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY
CO, United States
61
4.175
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
CA, United States
59
4.066
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel (Mortal Sin)
Canada
50
4.223
Avery The Czar Imperial Stout
CO, United States
50
3.743
Rogue Imperial Stout
OR, United States
47
3.872
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
Denmark
47
4.226
Great Lakes Blackout Stout
OH, United States
47
3.938
Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout
OH, United States
45
4.106
Left Hand Imperial Stout
CO, United States
43
3.650