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Top Rated Beers

The list shows the top beers, based on our weighted average formula, which effectively rates all beers against each-other. A beer must have 150 ratings or more to qualify for this list. For more information on our rating system, please view our ratings explainer.

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Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2010)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Aged 2 years in 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels. A true rarity—savor and share it only with those you hold dear, as it will never be made… Read More

13% ABV

60 IBU

(4.76)

5,647 Ratings

Added 11/26/10

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout is meant to show our immense gratitude to our neighbors here in Chicago – the loyal and adventurous fans whose… Read More

13.2% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.73)

8,194 Ratings

Added 10/30/14

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Double Barrel Hunahpu's

Cigar City Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

50% aged in Rum barrels, 50% aged in Apple Brandy barrels

11.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.72)

4,799 Ratings

Added 10/27/13

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Imperial Stout brewed with Toasted Coconut and aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels.

14.1% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.71)

7,113 Ratings

Added 10/22/13

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Bourbon County Brand Stout Vanilla Rye (2014)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

First brewed for the legendary festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer in Chicago, drinkers enjoyed this Bourbon County Variant so much we bottled it the… Read More

13.6% ABV

35 IBU

(4.71)

17,591 Ratings

Added 08/11/14

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Good Morning

Tree House Brewing Company

Stout - American Imperial / Double

A project that began as Imperial Double Shot has matured into a distinct beer that is perhaps our most complex yet! Brewed with Monson’s own Maxwell… Read More

8.4% ABV

65 IBU

(4.69)

4,175 Ratings

Added 09/12/14

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8.2% ABV

85 IBU

(4.67)

3,347 Ratings

Added 12/04/12

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Pliny The Younger

Russian River Brewing Company

IPA - Triple

Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder’s nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more… Read More

10.25% ABV

90 IBU

(4.67)

11,800 Ratings

Added 02/03/11

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Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS)

Founders Brewing Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Canadian Breakfast Stout is an Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of coffees and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most… Read More

10.6% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.67)

15,047 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Barrel-Aged Abraxas

Perennial Artisan Ales

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Imperial Stout aged Twelve months in Rittenhouse Rye barrels with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, ancho chiles & cinnamon sticks

11.2% ABV

60 IBU

(4.67)

3,500 Ratings

Added 11/17/12

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Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Back in 1979 the folks at Heaven Hill Distilleries filled a handful of new freshly charred American white oak barrels with some of their finest whiskey.… Read More

14.3% ABV

60 IBU

(4.66)

7,108 Ratings

Added 09/09/15

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Heady Topper

The Alchemist

IPA - Imperial / Double

We love hops – that’s why our flagship Double IPA, Heady Topper, is packed full of them. Heady Topper was designed to showcase the complex flavors… Read More

8% ABV

100 IBU

(4.66)

99,812 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout (2010)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Each year at the festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer in Chicago, drinkers enjoy hundreds of wood aged beers. Goose Island poured this beer at the 2009… Read More

13% ABV

60 IBU

(4.66)

4,874 Ratings

Added 11/19/10

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King Henry

Goose Island Beer Co.

Barleywine - English

Aged in Pappy Van Winkle 23 bourbon barrels, previously used to age Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout. King Henry is a burgundy hued English-style barleywine… Read More

13.4% ABV

60 IBU

(4.65)

4,522 Ratings

Added 04/11/11

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Assassin (2014) (Gold Wax)

Toppling Goliath Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

After endless hours of scorching in heat, brewing in turmoil, fermenting in angst, the Assassin's journey has just begun. Aged in 20 year Pappy Van Winkle… Read More

12.8% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.62)

2,820 Ratings

Added 07/31/14

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Dinner

Maine Beer Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

Our first Double IPA – dry, refreshing and hoppy. We really focused on hop flavor and aroma here. To maximize hop character, we dry hopped Dinner twice… Read More

8.2% ABV

70 IBU

(4.62)

9,923 Ratings

Added 11/30/13

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15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.61)

2,123 Ratings

Added 02/08/13

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Mornin' Delight

Toppling Goliath Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

A huge Imperial Stout with an explosive espresso aroma followed by strong notes of maple syrup and vanilla.

12% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.6)

2,221 Ratings

Added 08/16/11

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Double Sunshine

Lawson's Finest Liquids

IPA - Imperial / Double

This American Double India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hops.

8% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.59)

5,652 Ratings

Added 01/24/11

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Trappist Westvleteren 12

Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren

Belgian Quad

The heaviest of the Westvleteren beers, the 12 is a quadrupel style beer, which can be recognized by its yellow cap. Like the other Westvleteren beers,… Read More

10.2% ABV

38 IBU

(4.59)

46,174 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to our brewery at Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. They put the same passion and… Read More

13.4% ABV

60 IBU

(4.58)

26,402 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Pliny The Elder

Russian River Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

A true leader in the hop-wars of the west coast, Pliny the Elder hits you over the head with hoppy bitterness and manages to smooth the rough edges out… Read More

8% ABV

100 IBU

(4.57)

121,755 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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SR-71 (Barrel Aged)

Toppling Goliath Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

SR-71 aged in bourbon barrels

14% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

1,819 Ratings

Added 03/10/15

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5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.56)

8,124 Ratings

Added 12/26/10

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8.3% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.56)

1,941 Ratings

Added 05/23/14

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Bourbon County Brand Stout Backyard Rye (2013)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Stout with mulberries, boysenberries, & marionberries and aged in rye whiskey barrels

12.7% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.56)

12,693 Ratings

Added 11/27/14

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8.2% ABV

70 IBU

(4.56)

2,929 Ratings

Added 03/14/14

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Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)

Founders Brewing Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire… Read More

11.2% ABV

70 IBU

(4.56)

62,690 Ratings

Added 11/18/10

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Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013, 14.2% ABV Version)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

The 14.2 version of 2013 bcbs.

14.2% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.55)

3,067 Ratings

Added 12/05/13

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Chocolate Rain

The Bruery

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Originally created as a single cask conditioned version of our Black Tuesday imperial stout for one of our release parties several years ago, Chocolate… Read More

19.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.55)

7,337 Ratings

Added 11/20/10

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Duck Duck Gooze

The Lost Abbey

Gueuze

As with all sour ales, the initial sip wakes up your dull senses. There is an elevated level of Acetic Acids working their magic in this beer. The first… Read More

7% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.54)

3,463 Ratings

Added 01/06/11

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Julius

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - American

Bursting with 1.6 oz per gallon of American hops, Julius is loaded with notes of passionfruit, mango, and citrus. At 6.8% alcohol, it is refreshing and… Read More

6.8% ABV

72 IBU

(4.54)

19,114 Ratings

Added 09/29/12

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Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout

Cigar City Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

In Mayan myth, Hunahpu gave cocoa to the Mayans. An imperial stout aged on cacao nibs, Madagascar vanilla beans, ancho chilis, pasilla chilis & cinnamon. Read More

11.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.54)

14,241 Ratings

Added 11/13/10

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Abner

Hill Farmstead Brewery

IPA - Imperial / Double

Abner (1867-1953) is our great grandfather; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his fourteen children. In his honor,… Read More

8.2% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.54)

11,280 Ratings

Added 01/22/11

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Bourbon County Brand Stout Cherry Rye

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

At Goose Island our brewers love experimenting with their beer almost as much as they love drinking it. This unique blend of Bourbon County Brand Stout… Read More

13.7% ABV

60 IBU

(4.54)

7,309 Ratings

Added 04/27/12

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Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged Vietnamese)

AleSmith Brewing Company

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Bourbon Barrel Aged Speedway Stout with Vietnamese Coffee added

12% ABV

70 IBU

(4.54)

2,520 Ratings

Added 05/31/14

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