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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

(4.75)

6,214 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

(4.74)

9,575 Ratings

Added 10/30/14

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Double Barrel Hunahpu's

Cigar City Brewing

Stout - Imperial / Double

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

11.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.72)

5,409 Ratings

Added 10/27/13

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King JJJuliusss

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

To continue with our 4th Anniversary celebration, we brewed an extra kettle hop and extra dry hopped version of King Julius! The result is an incredibly… Read More

8.4% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.72)

3,166 Ratings

Added 06/24/16

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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

(4.72)

19,454 Ratings

Added 08/11/14

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8.2% ABV

85 IBU

(4.71)

5,863 Ratings

Added 12/04/12

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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)

7,613 Ratings

Added 10/22/13

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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

14.8% ABV

60 IBU

(4.69)

11,013 Ratings

Added 09/09/15

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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

(4.68)

4,413 Ratings

Added 09/12/14

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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

(4.68)

4,021 Ratings

Added 11/17/12

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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

(4.68)

17,193 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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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

(4.68)

14,719 Ratings

Added 02/03/11

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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)

5,305 Ratings

Added 11/19/10

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Very Hazy

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

A kicked up version of Haze, our Double IPA, Very Hazy is a beer that makes us Very Happy! Very Hazy conveys all the beautiful flavors of Haze, but with… Read More

9% ABV

80 IBU

(4.66)

4,715 Ratings

Added 11/22/14

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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)

4,761 Ratings

Added 04/11/11

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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

(4.65)

124,375 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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JJJULIUSSS

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - American

Julius gone wild (not funky wild, like insane hop saturation wild) For the second special edition of Julius brewed specifically for the third anniversary… Read More

6.8% ABV

75 IBU

(4.65)

3,220 Ratings

Added 06/13/15

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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

(4.64)

3,185 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

(4.64)

14,186 Ratings

Added 11/30/13

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8.3% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.63)

3,560 Ratings

Added 05/23/14

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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

(4.63)

3,377 Ratings

Added 08/16/11

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15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.62)

2,352 Ratings

Added 02/08/13

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8.2% ABV

70 IBU

(4.62)

4,343 Ratings

Added 03/14/14

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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)

7,157 Ratings

Added 01/24/11

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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

(4.59)

2,106 Ratings

Added 03/10/15

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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

(4.58)

58,869 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Black Tuesday Reserve (2015)

The Bruery

Stout - American Imperial / Double

For years, Black Tuesday has needed little, if any, introduction. But Black Tuesday® Reserve is a different matter entirely. Brewed in early 2014, Black… Read More

20.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.58)

2,162 Ratings

Added 10/05/15

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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

(4.57)

13,891 Ratings

Added 11/27/14

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Headroom

Trillium Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your palates... Simply put, Headroom is the hoppiest beer we've ever brewed with more than 7 lbs. per barrel featuring heavy… Read More

8% ABV

66 IBU

(4.57)

3,146 Ratings

Added 08/20/15

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5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

10,051 Ratings

Added 12/26/10

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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

(4.57)

32,460 Ratings

Added 09/29/12

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Black Agnes

Schramm's Mead

Melomel

"Black" Agnes Randolph successfully defended the Scottish Castle of Dunbar from a five-month siege by William Montague, the Earl of Salisbury. Black Agnes… Read More

14% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

2,382 Ratings

Added 01/17/14

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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)

146,785 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

(4.56)

28,123 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Doppelgänger

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

This beer is an imperial version of Alter Ego. It is intensely kettle and dry hopped to produce a pungent and flavorful Double IPA that is super pleasant… Read More

8.2% ABV

88 IBU

(4.56)

10,129 Ratings

Added 01/22/16

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Focal Banger

The Alchemist

IPA - American

American IPA with Citra & Mosaic hops.

7% ABV

90 IBU

(4.55)

32,071 Ratings

Added 04/22/11

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The Heart Of Darkness

Schramm's Mead

Melomel

The Heart of Darkness is perhaps the most highly sought after, hand-crafted honey wine in the world today. This melomel is crafted from Belgian dark,… Read More

14% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.55)

1,040 Ratings

Added 09/20/13

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Fuzzy (Blend #2)

Side Project Brewing

Sour - American Wild Ale

American Wild Ale fermented in Chardonnay barrels with spontaneous yeast and our house sour blend and aged with Missouri white peaches.

8% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.55)

2,710 Ratings

Added 04/17/16

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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

(4.55)

3,025 Ratings

Added 05/31/14

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R & D Sour Fruit

New Glarus Brewing Company

Sour - Ale

Fourth in our series of spontaneous sour ales. Fermented and aged in oak barrels - on yeast lies - with Oregon Blackberries. Refermented in this bottle… Read More

5% ABV

12 IBU

(4.55)

1,390 Ratings

Added 09/02/13

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Duck Duck Gooze

The Lost Abbey

Sour - 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

(4.55)

4,081 Ratings

Added 01/06/11

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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)

7,799 Ratings

Added 04/27/12

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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

(4.54)

8,380 Ratings

Added 11/20/10

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King Sue

Toppling Goliath Brewing

IPA - Imperial / Double

Long live the King. King Sue that is. Her ferocious bite will make sure all newcomers learn to toe the line. And what better way to exude her influence… Read More

8.5% ABV

100 IBU

(4.54)

10,813 Ratings

Added 02/19/14

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10.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.54)

2,779 Ratings

Added 05/22/14

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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

(4.54)

83,222 Ratings

Added 11/18/10

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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

(4.53)

12,633 Ratings

Added 01/22/11

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Mexican Cake (Double Barrel Aged) (2014)

Westbrook Brewing Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

A blend of 12 month aged Pritchard’s rye & bourbon barrels

11% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.53)

2,315 Ratings

Added 09/20/14

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5.8% ABV

50 IBU

(4.53)

2,552 Ratings

Added 05/24/16

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12% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.53)

4,702 Ratings

Added 10/23/15

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