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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)

12,942 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)

7,571 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)

24,573 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)

20,990 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)

3,432 Ratings

Added 06/25/16

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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

(4.7)

9,114 Ratings

Added 12/05/12

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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)

10,237 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)

7,079 Ratings

Added 05/15/16

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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)

6,025 Ratings

Added 11/17/12

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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

(4.69)

7,035 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)

4,581 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)

6,134 Ratings

Added 11/19/10

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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)

3,970 Ratings

Added 08/01/14

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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)

22,068 Ratings

Added 05/23/14

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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)

5,613 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)

19,609 Ratings

Added 02/04/11

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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

(4.67)

3,068 Ratings

Added 02/18/17

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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)

11,862 Ratings

Added 03/14/14

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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

(4.66)

1,482 Ratings

Added 02/12/12

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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

(4.66)

2,943 Ratings

Added 03/11/15

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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)

3,402 Ratings

Added 06/13/15

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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

(4.65)

1,381 Ratings

Added 04/27/16

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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)

8,284 Ratings

Added 06/21/17

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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

(4.64)

1,952 Ratings

Added 05/15/18

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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

(4.64)

7,662 Ratings

Added 08/17/11

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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

(4.64)

1,515 Ratings

Added 09/20/13

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15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.64)

2,623 Ratings

Added 02/09/13

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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)

16,562 Ratings

Added 12/10/16

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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

(4.63)

1,931 Ratings

Added 04/27/16

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Rare Scooop

Cycle Brewing Company

Stout - Imperial / Double

Collab with 3 Sons Brewing

N/A ABV

N/A IBU

(4.63)

1,659 Ratings

Added 05/10/16

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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

(4.62)

26,295 Ratings

Added 11/30/13

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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)

4,694 Ratings

Added 01/17/14

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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

(4.62)

2,027 Ratings

Added 08/31/15

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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)

3,855 Ratings

Added 10/06/15

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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)

1,294 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)

1,213 Ratings

Added 08/10/16

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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

(4.6)

186,700 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)

2,170 Ratings

Added 04/28/16

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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

(4.6)

1,304 Ratings

Added 04/28/17

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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

(4.6)

6,987 Ratings

Added 10/22/17

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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

(4.6)

16,575 Ratings

Added 11/28/14

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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

(4.59)

4,015 Ratings

Added 01/20/18

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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)

4,022 Ratings

Added 11/13/16

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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

(4.59)

1,759 Ratings

Added 10/28/17

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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)

7,321 Ratings

Added 08/20/15

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Dark Lord - ChemTrailMix (2018)

3 Floyds Brewing Company

Stout - Russian Imperial

Dark Lord aged in rye barrels with cinnamon and pink peppercorns.

15% ABV

N/A IBU

(4.59)

1,568 Ratings

Added 05/15/18

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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

(4.59)

1,207 Ratings

Added 05/10/15

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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

(4.58)

2,068 Ratings

Added 04/28/17

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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)

8,840 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)

8,342 Ratings

Added 01/24/11

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