Russian Imperial Stout

Inspired by brewers back in the 1800's to win over the Russian Czar, this is the king of stouts, boasting high alcohol by volumes and plenty of malt character. Low to moderate levels of carbonation with huge roasted, chocolate and burnt malt flavours. Often dry. Suggestions of dark fruit and flavors of higher alcohols are quite evident. Hop character can vary from none, to balanced to aggressive.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 8.0-12.00%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Co.9.004.2811,91997
Ten FIDYOskar Blues Grill & Brew10.504.339,612100
Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing10.604.348,26593
Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company10.504.347,653-
Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery10.004.156,57891
ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.14.004.546,166-
Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Brewery, Inc.10.504.226,00298
Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company9.504.225,27689
Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Co.10.204.144,892-
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company9.504.244,49995
Dark Lord Imperial Stout3 Floyds Brewing Co.15.004.284,172-
Plead The 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company11.004.233,848-
Samuel Smith's Imperial StoutSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)7.004.173,66398
DarknessSurly Brewing Company10.304.423,612100
Great Lakes Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.004.193,42089
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5thDark Horse Brewing Company12.004.483,018-
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutHoppin' Frog Brewery9.404.232,68493
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing11.004.282,615-
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial StoutHoppin' Frog Brewery9.404.262,345-
Brooklyn Black OPSBrooklyn Brewery10.504.12,330-
The CzarAvery Brewing Company10.103.92,04790
Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Brewing Company9.903.722,026-
Siberian Night Imperial StoutThirsty Dog Brewing Company9.704.151,87481
Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.504.331,792-
Black AlbertDe Struise Brouwers13.004.241,752-
Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.904.31,743-
Blaecorn UnidragonClown Shoes12.504.051,569-
Samuel Adams Imperial StoutBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)9.203.821,492-
Santa's Little HelperPort Brewing10.503.991,450-
Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord)3 Floyds Brewing Co.15.004.661,423-
Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial StoutHeavy Seas Beer8.003.631,377-
Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub9.754.091,310-
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial StoutHoppin' Frog Brewery10.504.21,274-
Big Eddy Russian Imperial StoutJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.841,27475
Imperial StoutRogue Ales11.004.061,27171
Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.8.504.191,243-
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company10.504.071,22285
Barrel Aged Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub9.604.321,198-
Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing13.504.471,123-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial StoutThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.904.21,11690
Wake Up DeadLeft Hand Brewing Company10.203.871,000-
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial StoutThe Schlafly Tap Room10.504.0594384
Northwind Imperial StoutTwo Brothers Brewing Company9.103.77930-
Wake Up Dead NitroLeft Hand Brewing Company10.204.05898-
Courage Imperial Russian StoutWells & Young's Ltd10.004.2289099
Imperial StoutNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.004.1287390
Duck-Rabbit Rabid DuckThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery10.003.94858-
Bo & LukeAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse13.004.3185698
Dark ApparitionJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.504.1884694
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial StoutJester King Brewery9.304.02836-
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