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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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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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)

12,647 Ratings

Added 10/30/14

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Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2010)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

(4.74)

7,489 Ratings

Added 11/26/10

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Bourbon County Brand Stout Vanilla Rye (2014)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

(4.74)

24,287 Ratings

Added 08/11/14

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Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

(4.71)

20,523 Ratings

Added 09/09/15

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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)

3,413 Ratings

Added 06/24/16

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King Julius

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

King Julius is an American Double IPA brewed to be an exceptionally flavorful, juicy, and hop saturated beer while never tiring the palate. Its vivid… Read More

8.2% ABV

85 IBU

(4.71)

9,004 Ratings

Added 12/04/12

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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

8.6% ABV

80 IBU

(4.7)

10,129 Ratings

Added 11/22/14

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Fundamental Observation (2016)

Bottle Logic Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

Imperial Stout aged with Madagascar Vanilla Beans in Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, and Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels.

14.1% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.7)

6,971 Ratings

Added 05/14/16

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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

(4.7)

5,772 Ratings

Added 11/17/12

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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

(4.69)

6,980 Ratings

Added 10/27/13

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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 Road… Read More

8.4% ABV

65 IBU

(4.69)

4,577 Ratings

Added 09/12/14

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout (2010)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

(4.67)

6,058 Ratings

Added 11/19/10

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Very Green

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

This Double IPA is created with a massive kettle charge of Australian and American hops. It opens in the glass with huge notes of ripe pineapple, pithy… Read More

8.3% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.67)

20,098 Ratings

Added 05/23/14

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Assassin (2014) (Gold Wax)

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

(4.67)

3,923 Ratings

Added 07/31/14

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King Henry

Goose Island Beer Co.

Barleywine - English

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

(4.67)

5,558 Ratings

Added 04/11/11

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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)

19,567 Ratings

Added 02/03/11

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Juice Machine

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

JUICE MACHINE (Double IPA - 8.2% ABV) -Juice Machine was originally devised and brewed to support our very first trip to Extreme Beer Festival in 2014.… Read More

8.2% ABV

70 IBU

(4.66)

11,141 Ratings

Added 03/14/14

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Barrel Aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout

Angry Chair Brewing

Stout - Imperial Milk / Sweet

Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Milk Stout with coconut, cacao nibs & madagascar vanilla

11% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.66)

2,859 Ratings

Added 02/17/17

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SR-71

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Similar to the experimental and boundary-pushing nature of the aircraft, SR-71 is an experimental outlet to test processes and recipe design.

14% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.65)

2,879 Ratings

Added 03/10/15

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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)

3,385 Ratings

Added 06/13/15

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Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is the real McCoy. Barrel aged and crammed with coffee, none other will stand in its way. Sought out for being delicious, it is notoriously… Read More

12% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.65)

1,444 Ratings

Added 02/12/12

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Fundamental Observation (2017)

Bottle Logic Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Vanilla Stout: Our chart-topping ''liquid brownie batter'' was aged in a medley of Buffalo Trace, WL Weller, Heaven Hill,… Read More

13.6% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.64)

7,938 Ratings

Added 06/21/17

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Dark Lord - Marshmallow Handjee (2016)

3 Floyds Brewing Company

Stout - Russian Imperial

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

Dark Lord aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans bottled with a space-themed label.

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.64)

1,355 Ratings

Added 04/27/16

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Doubleganger

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - Imperial / Double

This beer was conceived with the intent to push the concept of Doppelganger to the limit of flavor and intensity. Both the kettle hopping rates and dry… Read More

8.2% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.64)

14,553 Ratings

Added 12/09/16

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15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.64)

2,614 Ratings

Added 02/08/13

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Mornin' Delight

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

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)

6,979 Ratings

Added 08/16/11

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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

N/A IBU

(4.63)

23,941 Ratings

Added 11/30/13

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The Heart Of Darkness

Schramm's Mead

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

(4.63)

1,462 Ratings

Added 09/20/13

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Dark Lord - French Vanilla Militia (2016)

3 Floyds Brewing Company

Stout - Russian Imperial

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

Dark Lord aged in Armagnac-soaked barrels with vanilla, cocoa nibs and coffee. It's decorated in the dark, ghostly label art of Jesse Draxler, whose abstract… Read More

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.62)

1,901 Ratings

Added 04/27/16

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Black Agnes

Schramm's Mead

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

(4.62)

4,534 Ratings

Added 01/17/14

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Rare Scooop

Cycle Brewing Company

Stout - Imperial / Double

Collab with 3 Sons Brewing

N/A ABV

N/A IBU

(4.62)

1,620 Ratings

Added 05/09/16

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Dark Lord - Marshmallow Handjee (2018)

3 Floyds Brewing Company

Stout - Russian Imperial

Bourbon barrel-aged Dark Lord with vanilla beans

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.62)

1,634 Ratings

Added 05/15/18

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Black Tuesday Reserve (2015)

The Bruery

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

(4.61)

3,804 Ratings

Added 10/05/15

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Zenne y Frontera

Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Lambic - Traditional

Zenne y Frontera is a unique creation from master-brewer and geuze-blender Armand Debelder and maître-sommelier Andy De Brouwer. This natural millésime… Read More

7% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.61)

1,983 Ratings

Added 08/31/15

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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 and… Read More

8% ABV

100 IBU

(4.61)

181,714 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Ardea Insignis

Central Waters Brewing Company

Stout - American Imperial / Double

The rarest heron in the world. Also the name of the rarest barrel aged beer we have ever made and bottled. An imperial stout aged for over three years… Read More

14% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.6)

2,144 Ratings

Added 04/28/16

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Double Barrel Derivation

Side Project Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Imperial Stout aged for two years in 12 year old Willett Bourbon Barrels & was then racked to Port Wine Barrels for a second maturation of three months.… Read More

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.6)

1,289 Ratings

Added 01/30/16

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Derivation (Blend #6)

Side Project Brewing

Stout - Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

Blend of imperial stouts that were aged in 8- and 12-year-old bourbon barrels for 16 and 28 months with freshly ground cinnamon, cacao nibs, and Ugandan… Read More

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.6)

1,194 Ratings

Added 08/09/16

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Moment of Clarity

Tree House Brewing Company

Stout - Milk / Sweet

Moment of Clarity is an American Milk Stout carefully brewed and conditioned with coffee, chocolate, and dark amber maple syrup. It pours beautifully… Read More

7.7% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.6)

3,180 Ratings

Added 01/19/18

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Bourbon County Brand Stout Backyard Rye (2013)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

12.7% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.59)

16,423 Ratings

Added 11/27/14

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Reserve Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

Reserve Bourbon County Stout is aged in 11-year-old Knob Creek barrels.

14.8% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.59)

6,605 Ratings

Added 10/22/17

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Assassin (2016)

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

12.8% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.59)

3,885 Ratings

Added 11/12/16

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Dark Lord - Marshmallow Handjee (2017)

3 Floyds Brewing Company

Stout - Russian Imperial

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

Bourbon barrel aged Dark Lord with vanilla beans

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.59)

1,235 Ratings

Added 04/27/17

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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

(4.59)

5,914 Ratings

Added 08/20/15

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Derivation (Blend #1)

Side Project Brewing

Stout - Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

25% Wheated & Smoked Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrel, 25% Wheated Imperial Stout aged in a Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel, 50% Wheated Imperial Stout… Read More

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.58)

1,186 Ratings

Added 05/09/15

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A Deal With the Devil - Double Oaked (2017)

Anchorage Brewing Company

Barleywine - English

Cognac Barrel for 10 months, then transfered to Woodford Reserve Double Oaked for 5 months

17% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.58)

1,617 Ratings

Added 10/28/17

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Bourbon Paradise

Prairie Artisan Ales

Stout - Imperial / Double

Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Coconut and Vanilla

15.9% ABV

9 IBU

(4.58)

8,404 Ratings

Added 10/16/17

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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

(4.58)

8,319 Ratings

Added 01/24/11

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Dark Lord - ChemTrailMix (2017)

3 Floyds Brewing Company

Stout - Russian Imperial

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

Dark Lord aged in bourbon barrels with cinnamon and pink peppercorns

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

1,971 Ratings

Added 04/27/17

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DDH Ghost In the Machine

Parish Brewing Co.

IPA - Imperial / Double

This is our most saturated and gooey IPA to date. At a dry hopping rate of just over 8 pounds of Citra per barrel, this will dominate your senses. Welcome… Read More

8.5% ABV

100 IBU

(4.57)

2,674 Ratings

Added 12/09/17

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