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.9.004.2812,08397
Ten FIDYOskar Blues Grill & Brew10.504.339,775100
Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing10.604.348,33893
Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company10.504.347,789-
Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery10.004.156,65291
ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.14.004.546,295-
Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Brewery, Inc.10.504.226,12798
Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company9.504.225,36189
Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Co.10.204.155,023-
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company9.504.244,55595
Dark Lord Imperial Stout3 Floyds Brewing Co.15.004.284,217-
Plead The 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company11.004.233,924-
DarknessSurly Brewing Company10.304.423,757100
Samuel Smith's Imperial StoutSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)7.004.173,70898
Great Lakes Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.004.193,48689
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5thDark Horse Brewing Company12.004.483,088-
B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial StoutHoppin' Frog Brewery9.404.232,70693
Marshal Zhukov's Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing11.004.292,680-
Brooklyn Black OPSBrooklyn Brewery10.504.092,384-
Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial StoutHoppin' Frog Brewery9.404.262,367-
Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Brewing Company9.903.732,067-
Siberian Night Imperial StoutThirsty Dog Brewing Company9.704.151,90381
Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.504.331,801-
Narwhal Imperial Stout - Barrel AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.904.31,796-
Black AlbertDe Struise Brouwers13.004.241,770-
Blaecorn UnidragonClown Shoes12.504.061,589-
Samuel Adams Imperial StoutBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)9.203.821,495-
Santa's Little HelperPort Brewing10.503.991,472-
Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord)3 Floyds Brewing Co.15.004.671,461-
Heavy Seas - Peg Leg Imperial StoutHeavy Seas Beer8.003.631,401-
Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub9.754.091,329-
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial StoutHoppin' Frog Brewery10.504.21,291-
Big Eddy Russian Imperial StoutJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company9.503.841,27975
Imperial StoutRogue Ales11.004.061,27271
Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.8.504.191,268-
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company10.504.071,22485
Barrel Aged Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub9.604.321,217-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial StoutThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.904.191,14690
Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing13.504.471,143-
Ten FIDY Bourbon Barrel AgedOskar Blues Grill & Brew12.904.491,103-
Wake Up DeadLeft Hand Brewing Company10.203.871,014-
Northwind Imperial StoutTwo Brothers Brewing Company9.103.78957-
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial StoutThe Schlafly Tap Room10.504.0595584
Wake Up Dead Nitro Russian Imperial StoutLeft Hand Brewing Company10.204.05933-
Courage Imperial Russian StoutWells & Young's Ltd10.004.2291499
Bo & LukeAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse13.004.389298
Imperial StoutNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.004.1288290
Dark ApparitionJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.504.1988194
Duck-Rabbit Rabid DuckThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery10.003.94861-
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial StoutJester King Brewery9.304.02850-
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