Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

2416 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
Sprecher Russian Imperial Stout
WI, United States
16
3.658
Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon First Edition
Norway
16
4.005
Foothills Brewing Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout
NC, United States
15
4.017
Ölvisholt Lava
Iceland
15
3.867
Drake's Imperial Stout
CA, United States
15
3.678
Beer Valley Black Flag Imperial Stout
OR, United States
14
3.359
HopTown Old Yeltsin Imperial Stout
CA, United States
14
3.612
Southern Tier Warlock
NY, United States
14
3.847
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero
MA, United States
14
3.730
Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout
CA, United States
14
3.535
De Molen Rasputin
Netherlands
14
3.606
Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
MO, United States
14
3.876
Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher
OH, United States
14
3.859
The Duck-Rabbit Rabid Duck Russian Imperial Stout
NC, United States
13
3.431
Iron Hill Russian Imperial Stout
DE, United States
13
3.938
Boulevard Imperial Stout
MO, United States
13
3.982
Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout
ID, United States
13
3.631
Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout
CA, United States
13
3.669
Firestone Walker Parabola
CA, United States
13
4.063
Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout
ID, United States
12
3.654