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
Southern Tier Imperial Crème Brûlée Stout
NY, United States
30
3.885
Samuel Adams Imperial Series Imperial Stout
MA, United States
29
3.622
Deschutes The Abyss
OR, United States
29
4.034
Mikkeller Black Hole
Denmark
28
3.835
Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee Stout
NY, United States
28
3.936
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
CA, United States
27
3.867
Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
WI, United States
27
4.017
Southern Tier Imperial Mokah
NY, United States
27
3.950
Green Flash Double Stout
CA, United States
27
3.863
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
Denmark
25
4.054
Moylan's Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout
CA, United States
25
3.746
Surly Darkness
MN, United States
24
4.111
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
CO, United States
24
3.996
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Ken Ale
CA, United States
23
3.985
Southern Tier Oat (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)
NY, United States
23
3.819
Leinenkugel Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout
WI, United States
22
3.652
AleSmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout
CA, United States
22
4.176
Dogfish Head Miles Davis' Bitches Brew
DE, United States
22
3.748
Bluegrass Jeffersons Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
KY, United States
21
3.608
Central Waters Satin Solstice Imperial Stout
WI, United States
21
3.621