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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

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

(4.75)

6,568 Ratings

Added 11/26/10

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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)

10,542 Ratings

Added 10/30/14

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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

(4.72)

20,950 Ratings

Added 08/11/14

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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)

3,264 Ratings

Added 06/24/16

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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)

5,971 Ratings

Added 10/27/13

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8.2% ABV

85 IBU

(4.72)

6,635 Ratings

Added 12/04/12

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

14.1% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.71)

7,937 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

(4.71)

14,797 Ratings

Added 09/09/15

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Fundamental Observation (2016)

Bottle Logic Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

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

14.1% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.69)

4,953 Ratings

Added 05/14/16

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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)

4,489 Ratings

Added 09/12/14

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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)

18,112 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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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)

4,236 Ratings

Added 11/17/12

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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

(4.68)

5,734 Ratings

Added 11/22/14

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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)

16,005 Ratings

Added 02/03/11

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8.3% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.68)

7,507 Ratings

Added 05/23/14

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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)

5,467 Ratings

Added 11/19/10

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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

(4.66)

4,955 Ratings

Added 04/11/11

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Assassin (2014) (Gold Wax)

Toppling Goliath Brewing

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

(4.65)

3,396 Ratings

Added 07/31/14

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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)

3,277 Ratings

Added 06/13/15

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8.2% ABV

70 IBU

(4.64)

5,666 Ratings

Added 03/14/14

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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

(4.64)

4,190 Ratings

Added 08/16/11

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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

(4.64)

138,187 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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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)

16,085 Ratings

Added 11/30/13

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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

(4.63)

2,703 Ratings

Added 12/09/16

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15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.63)

2,425 Ratings

Added 02/08/13

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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

(4.6)

3,002 Ratings

Added 10/05/15

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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

(4.6)

2,240 Ratings

Added 03/10/15

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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

(4.59)

3,101 Ratings

Added 01/17/14

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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)

7,381 Ratings

Added 01/24/11

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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

(4.58)

14,784 Ratings

Added 11/27/14

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Kentucky Brunch

Toppling Goliath Brewing

Stout - American Imperial / Double

Whiskey barrel aged 1-yr

12% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.58)

1,016 Ratings

Added 02/12/12

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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

(4.58)

3,605 Ratings

Added 08/20/15

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Julius

Tree House Brewing Company

IPA - American

Bursting with pungent American hops, Julius - our flagship American IPA - is a bright, juicy beer filled with flavors and aromas of mango, peach, passionfruit,… Read More

6.8% ABV

72 IBU

(4.58)

40,671 Ratings

Added 09/29/12

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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)

67,127 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Rare Scooop

Cycle Brewing Company

Stout - Imperial / Double

Collab with 3 Sons Brewing

N/A ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

1,223 Ratings

Added 05/09/16

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Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee Barrel Aged)

AleSmith Brewing Company

Stout - American Imperial / Double

We traditionally brew Vietnamese coffee, known as cà phê sữa đá, with a phin-style filter that gently percolates water through ground coffee. The… Read More

12% ABV

70 IBU

(4.57)

4,367 Ratings

Added 05/31/14

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5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.57)

11,617 Ratings

Added 12/26/10

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pseudoSue (Citra Double Dry Hopped)

Toppling Goliath Brewing

Pale Ale - American

Double dry hopped with Citra.

5.8% ABV

50 IBU

(4.57)

6,731 Ratings

Added 05/24/16

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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

(4.56)

3,849 Ratings

Added 04/17/16

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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

(4.56)

160,209 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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Dark Lord - French Vanilla Militia (2016)

3 Floyds Brewing Company

Stout - Russian Imperial

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

(4.56)

1,159 Ratings

Added 04/27/16

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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

(4.56)

1,098 Ratings

Added 09/20/13

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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)

16,047 Ratings

Added 01/22/16

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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)

29,930 Ratings

Added 08/21/10

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R & D Sour Fruit

New Glarus Brewing Company

Sour - Ale

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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)

1,468 Ratings

Added 09/02/13

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10.5% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.55)

3,150 Ratings

Added 05/22/14

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Morning Wood

Funky Buddha Brewery

Porter - Imperial / Double

What's better than beer for breakfast? How about a little Morning Wood. This Imperial version of Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is aged in Bourbon barrels… Read More

13% ABV

50 IBU

(4.55)

6,593 Ratings

Added 02/03/12

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Bourbon County Brand Stout Cherry Rye

Goose Island Beer Co.

Stout - American Imperial / Double

This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery

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

(4.55)

8,159 Ratings

Added 04/27/12

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Dark Lord - Marshmallow Handjee (2016)

3 Floyds Brewing Company

Stout - Russian Imperial

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

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.55)

831 Ratings

Added 04/27/16

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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)

9,025 Ratings

Added 11/20/10

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