Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

2465 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
Heavy Seas Peg Leg
MD, United States
40
3.493
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Bourbon Aged Stout
MI, United States
40
4.247
Avery Mephistopheles Stout
CO, United States
40
3.956
Stoudts Fat Dog Stout (Vintages 2004 and later)
PA, United States
39
3.945
Lagunitas Imperial Stout
CA, United States
39
3.474
Southern Tier Imperial Choklat Stout
NY, United States
38
4.039
Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout (A.Le Coq Imperial Stout)
United Kingdom
38
3.341
Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
GA, United States
37
3.875
Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout
Norway
37
3.957
Three Floyds Dark Lord Imperial Stout
IN, United States
36
4.062
New Holland Dragon's Milk
MI, United States
35
3.771
Hoppin' Frog Boris The Crusher
OH, United States
35
4.016
Weyerbacher Raspberry Imperial Stout
PA, United States
34
3.624
Weyerbacher Heresy
PA, United States
34
3.833
Founders Imperial Stout
MI, United States
34
4.135
Weyerbacher Old Heathen Imperial Stout
PA, United States
34
3.619
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
CO, United States
33
3.981
Ellezelloise Hercule Stout
Belgium
33
3.950
Smuttynose Imperial Stout
NH, United States
32
4.051
Port Brewing Santas Little Helper
CA, United States
30
3.843