Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

2663 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
Nectar Ales Black Xantus
CA, United States
12
3.994
Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout
CO, United States
12
3.660
McAuslan St. Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe (Russian Imperial Stout)
Canada
12
4.166
Lagunitas Cruising with Ruben and The Jets
CA, United States
12
3.446
Viking Big Swede
WI, United States
12
3.434
Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer
MA, United States
12
3.780
Alvinne Podge Belgian Imperial Stout
Belgium
12
3.480
Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout
ID, United States
12
3.654
BrewDog Riptide
United Kingdom
12
3.460
McNeills Imperial Stout
VT, United States
12
3.734
Cigar City Marshal Zhukovs Russian Imperial Stout
FL, United States
12
3.986
Marin San Quentin's Breakout Stout
CA, United States
12
3.586
BrewDog Paradox Edition 016 Isle of Arran
United Kingdom
12
3.800
New Holland Night Tripper Imperial Stout
MI, United States
12
3.440
Great Divide Belgian Style Yeti
CO, United States
12
3.940
Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon
MA, United States
12
3.786
Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Stout
Belgium
11
3.243
BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge
Switzerland
11
3.629
Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur
Canada
11
3.836
Courage Russian Imperial Stout
United Kingdom
11
3.886