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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)

5,896 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)

8,576 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)

5,058 Ratings

Added 10/27/13

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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)

18,262 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)

7,270 Ratings

Added 10/22/13

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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)

4,318 Ratings

Added 09/12/14

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8.2% ABV

85 IBU

(4.68)

4,015 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

(4.68)

14,495 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

(4.68)

16,336 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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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

(4.67)

8,601 Ratings

Added 09/09/15

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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)

3,701 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)

5,066 Ratings

Added 11/19/10

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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)

107,960 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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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)

4,601 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

(4.63)

2,969 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)

11,361 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

(4.62)

2,749 Ratings

Added 08/16/11

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15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.61)

2,190 Ratings

Added 02/08/13

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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

(4.6)

2,346 Ratings

Added 11/22/14

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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)

6,155 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)

50,474 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

(4.58)

1,944 Ratings

Added 03/10/15

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8.3% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

2,267 Ratings

Added 05/23/14

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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)

130,779 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

(4.57)

27,284 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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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)

13,114 Ratings

Added 11/27/14

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5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.56)

8,755 Ratings

Added 12/26/10

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8.2% ABV

70 IBU

(4.56)

3,139 Ratings

Added 03/14/14

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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

(4.55)

23,983 Ratings

Added 09/29/12

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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

(4.55)

73,353 Ratings

Added 11/18/10

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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

(4.55)

1,517 Ratings

Added 10/05/15

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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)

7,623 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)

3,639 Ratings

Added 01/06/11

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Focal Banger

The Alchemist

IPA - American

American IPA with Citra & Mosaic hops.

7% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.54)

15,845 Ratings

Added 04/22/11

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10.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.54)

2,750 Ratings

Added 05/22/14

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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)

2,712 Ratings

Added 05/31/14

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