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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.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

(4.77)

4,773 Ratings

Added 11/26/10

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014)

Goose Island Beer Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

(4.71)

5,566 Ratings

Added 10/30/14

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Double Barrel Hunahpu's

Cigar City Brewing

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

11.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.71)

4,052 Ratings

Added 10/27/13

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)

Goose Island Beer Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

14.1% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.71)

6,514 Ratings

Added 10/22/13

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Pliny the Younger

Russian River Brewing Company

Triple IPA

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)

11,065 Ratings

Added 02/03/11

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Barrel-Aged Abraxas

Perennial Artisan Ales

American Imperial / Double Stout

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)

3,038 Ratings

Added 11/17/12

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Heady Topper

The Alchemist

Imperial / Double IPA

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

(4.67)

77,488 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS)

Founders Brewing Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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)

11,438 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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King Henry

Goose Island Beer Co.

English Barleywine

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

(4.66)

4,223 Ratings

Added 04/11/11

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout (2010)

Goose Island Beer Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

(4.65)

4,109 Ratings

Added 11/19/10

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15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.61)

1,711 Ratings

Added 02/08/13

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Trappist Westvleteren 12

Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren

Belgian Quad

This Belgian beer has an everlasting taste. It has been chosen as the best beer in the world for several years!

10.2% ABV

38 IBU

(4.61)

34,627 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Dinner

Maine Beer Company

Imperial / Double IPA

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

(4.6)

6,552 Ratings

Added 11/30/13

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Assassin (2014) (Gold Wax)

Toppling Goliath Brewing

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

(4.6)

2,284 Ratings

Added 07/31/14

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Goose Island Beer Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

(4.6)

22,213 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Double Sunshine

Lawson's Finest Liquids

Imperial / Double IPA

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)

4,771 Ratings

Added 01/24/11

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Pliny the Elder

Russian River Brewing Company

Imperial / Double IPA

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

(4.58)

98,639 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)

Founders Brewing Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

(4.57)

52,408 Ratings

Added 11/18/10

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5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.56)

6,540 Ratings

Added 12/26/10

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Abner

Hill Farmstead Brewery

Imperial / Double IPA

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

(4.55)

7,774 Ratings

Added 01/22/11

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Chocolate Rain

The Bruery

American Imperial / Double Stout

Black Tuesday W/ Vanilla Bean Cocoa Nibs - One barrel, one day

19.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.55)

6,112 Ratings

Added 11/20/10

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Bourbon County Brand Stout Backyard Rye (2013)

Goose Island Beer Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

12.7% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.55)

11,170 Ratings

Added 11/27/14

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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)

3,029 Ratings

Added 01/06/11

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Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout

Cigar City Brewing

American Imperial / Double Stout

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)

12,467 Ratings

Added 11/13/10

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Parabola

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Russian Imperial Stout

One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy… Read More

14% ABV

82 IBU

(4.54)

7,967 Ratings

Added 11/07/10

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8% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.54)

6,068 Ratings

Added 05/27/11

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Good Morning

Tree House Brewing Company

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

(4.54)

1,550 Ratings

Added 09/12/14

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Bourbon County Brand Stout Cherry Rye

Goose Island Beer Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

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

(4.53)

6,330 Ratings

Added 04/27/12

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

Goose Island Beer Co.

American Imperial / Double Stout

The 14.2 version of 2013 bcbs.

14.2% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.53)

2,352 Ratings

Added 12/05/13

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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

(4.53)

1,126 Ratings

Added 09/02/13

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10.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.52)

2,111 Ratings

Added 05/22/14

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Black Tuesday

The Bruery

American Imperial / Double Stout

19.2% ABV

40 IBU

(4.52)

8,468 Ratings

Added 10/29/10

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Kentucky Brunch

Toppling Goliath Brewing

American Imperial / Double Stout

Whiskey barrel aged 1-yr

12% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.52)

700 Ratings

Added 02/12/12

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King Sue

Toppling Goliath Brewing

Imperial / Double IPA

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

(4.52)

3,948 Ratings

Added 02/19/14

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Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged Vietnamese)

AleSmith Brewing Company

American Imperial / Double Stout

Bourbon Barrel Aged Speedway Stout with Vietnamese Coffee added

12% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.51)

1,757 Ratings

Added 05/31/14

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Black Note Stout

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

American Imperial / Double Stout

One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell's history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture… Read More

11.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.51)

13,264 Ratings

Added 02/24/11

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