Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

3121 beers | 4.025 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
Grand River Russian Gun Imperial Stout
Canada
9
3.683
HaandBryggeriet Odins Tipple
Norway
9
3.825
Eel River Organic Raven's Eye Imperial Stout
CA, United States
8
3.455
Evil Twin Yin
Denmark
8
3.682
Scotch Irish Tsarina Katarina Imperial Stout
Canada
8
3.755
BrewDog Paradox SmokeHead (015)
United Kingdom
8
3.609
Sonoran Inebriator
AZ, United States
8
3.555
Odell Imperial Stout
CO, United States
8
3.545
Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout
CO, United States
8
3.673
Point Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout
WI, United States
8
3.600
The Bruery Black Tuesday
CA, United States
8
3.973
Schlafly Imperial Stout
MO, United States
8
3.836
Magic Hat Thumbsucker
VT, United States
8
3.782
Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout
IL, United States
8
4.009
New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Stout
WI, United States
8
3.491
Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!
OK, United States
8
4.055
Weyerbacher Tiny
PA, United States
8
3.727
Squatters Outer Darkness
UT, United States
8
3.809
Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
UT, United States
8
4.000
North Coast Old Rasputin XIV
CA, United States
8
4.028