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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)

6,104 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)

9,239 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)

5,309 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

(4.71)

2,680 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

(4.71)

18,977 Ratings

Added 08/11/14

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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)

7,485 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

(4.68)

10,282 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)

4,379 Ratings

Added 09/12/14

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8.2% ABV

85 IBU

(4.68)

4,229 Ratings

Added 12/04/12

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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)

16,917 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)

14,638 Ratings

Added 02/03/11

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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)

3,879 Ratings

Added 11/17/12

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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)

5,234 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)

4,720 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)

117,488 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)

3,029 Ratings

Added 06/13/15

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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

(4.64)

3,887 Ratings

Added 11/22/14

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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

(4.63)

3,074 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

(4.63)

12,938 Ratings

Added 11/30/13

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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

(4.63)

2,994 Ratings

Added 08/16/11

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15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.62)

2,320 Ratings

Added 02/08/13

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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)

6,909 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)

55,644 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

(4.59)

2,050 Ratings

Added 03/10/15

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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)

13,641 Ratings

Added 11/27/14

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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

(4.57)

1,882 Ratings

Added 10/05/15

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5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

9,607 Ratings

Added 12/26/10

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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)

140,803 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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8.3% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

2,288 Ratings

Added 05/23/14

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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)

27,787 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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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

(4.56)

29,184 Ratings

Added 09/29/12

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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)

7,309 Ratings

Added 01/22/16

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8.2% ABV

70 IBU

(4.56)

3,172 Ratings

Added 03/14/14

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Focal Banger

The Alchemist

IPA - American

American IPA with Citra & Mosaic hops.

7% ABV

90 IBU

(4.56)

20,472 Ratings

Added 04/22/11

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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)

8,104 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

(4.55)

3,806 Ratings

Added 01/06/11

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