Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

2662 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
Brooklyn Black Ops
NY, United States
20
4.052
Amager Hr. Frederiksen
Denmark
20
4.043
Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout
IL, United States
20
3.170
Lost Abbey Serpents Stout
CA, United States
19
3.922
Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout
GA, United States
19
3.709
Bell's Batch 7000
MI, United States
19
3.996
Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Gold Imperial Stout
OR, United States
18
3.895
Arcadia Imperial Stout
MI, United States
18
3.762
Wellington Imperial Russian Stout
Canada
18
3.710
Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout
OH, United States
18
3.876
Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout
CA, United States
18
3.943
BrewDog Tokyo*
United Kingdom
17
3.855
Nils Oscar Imperial Stout
Sweden
17
3.700
Struise Black Albert
Belgium
17
3.910
Fish Tale Poseidons Imperial Stout
WA, United States
17
3.940
Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
MO, United States
17
3.760
Dark Horse Plead the 5th
MI, United States
16
3.868
Sprecher Russian Imperial Stout
WI, United States
16
3.658
HaandBryggeriet Dark Force Imperial Wheat Stout
Norway
16
3.579
BJ's Tatonka Stout
CA, United States
16
3.264