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
Boulder Obovoid Empirical Russian Stout
CO, United States
11
3.650
Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout
VT, United States
11
3.336
Bell's Black Note Stout
MI, United States
11
4.093
Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur
Canada
11
3.836
Courage Russian Imperial Stout
United Kingdom
11
3.886
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
NY, United States
10
3.877
8 Wired iStout
New Zealand
10
3.992
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5
TX, United States
10
3.562
Widmer Brothers W'11 KGB Russian Imperial Stout
OR, United States
10
3.685
Midtfyns Imperial Stout
Denmark
10
3.708
Hoppin' Frog DORIS The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout
OH, United States
10
3.977
Central Waters Peruvian Morning Imperial Stout
WI, United States
10
3.908
Bièropholie Imperial Stout
Canada
10
3.938
Goose Island Night Stalker
IL, United States
9
3.892
North Coast Old Rasputin XII
CA, United States
9
3.775
Slottskällans Imperial Stout
Sweden
9
3.925
Scotch Irish John By Imperial Stout
Canada
9
3.917
Free State Owd Macs Imperial Stout
KS, United States
9
3.517
HaandBryggeriet Odins Tipple
Norway
9
3.825
Grand River Russian Gun Imperial Stout
Canada
9
3.683