Best Imperial Stout?
A beer we find all year around now, Imperial Stout has become one of our favorite styles here at TheFullPint.com. In most cases, it’s big, dark, thick, dessert like and strong. With that said, we want to ask you…What is the Best Imperial Stout?
We will close this poll March 31st, 2010 at 5PM PDT. This is not the gospel, this is not winner takes all, this is for fun and the love of beer. Cheers!
- You may write in a vote for a beer not listed. You can grumble about your beer not being listed, but you would be better served to find more people to support and write in a vote for the beer we didn’t list.
- Please don’t cheat. Feel free to spread the word on Twitter and Facebook, but please don’t circumvent the system.
March 30, 2010 @ 10:36 am
March 23, 2010 @ 1:03 pm
Terrapin Side Project: Dark Side. Not exactly a classic imperial stout, but one of my favorite beers in years!
March 23, 2010 @ 12:15 pm
Abyss is the best beer I’ve ever had, hands down, bar none, no doubt.
It’s not bad….
March 22, 2010 @ 9:35 pm
Boulevard [Smokestack Series] Dark Truth Stout
March 21, 2010 @ 1:03 pm
“chicago brewing” in vegas makes the best stout of any micro i’ve ever tasted….video poker & comped stout…that’s a winning hand..yahoo!
March 20, 2010 @ 6:46 pm
So many noteworthy beers on the list. I’m gonna have to vote for a write in, Moylan’s, Ryan Sullivan’s Imperial Stout! Chocolate, espresso, dark fruits, creamy, all kindsa goodness, and under $6.00, to boot. Why can’t we pick a top 5 list, this 1 favorite shtuff is hard.
March 20, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
March 20, 2010 @ 10:04 am
Great list, although a bit late, I would have liked to see how Bourbon County Stout, and also a new addition: Night Stalker, would have done. But really, no Abyss?? Ouch.
March 20, 2010 @ 4:48 am
It really is hard to believe The Abyss and slightly less so Sexual Chocolate would have been left off what is otherwise a pretty comprehensive list.
March 20, 2010 @ 1:46 am
shocked its not on here
March 19, 2010 @ 9:10 pm
Hey, no love for Sexual Chocolate from us (by mistake) or you guys (the voters)?
March 19, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
I would have voted for Black Diamond’s , but they aren’t on the list so my vote goes to
North Coast Old Rasputin
March 19, 2010 @ 7:07 am
Goose Island Bourbon County and New Holland Night Tripper should be on the list, but my vote goes to DogfishHead. Until I tried that Goose Island was my favorite but the WorldWide is in a class by itself.
Big Mike W
March 18, 2010 @ 6:23 pm
I love Founders and Old Raspy but I voted for a long time favorite. Storm King!
March 18, 2010 @ 8:16 am
Good List, but Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 13% is one of my all time favorites, but is very hard to find on the West Coast. Rasputin & Brooklyn Choc Stouts are also fine choices.
Maybe should have done an East Coast v West Coast Comparison of Best Of, as some beers are not seen on one side of the coast where others are.
March 17, 2010 @ 11:52 am
No Abyss? No Rogue RIS?
I’d write in Abyss, but I know that a write in will not win…
March 16, 2010 @ 2:27 pm
I’m a fan of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Surprised to not see it on this list.
March 16, 2010 @ 4:39 pm
Dave, I agree. I didn’t know where to stop with nominees. There are a ton more Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts and a ton more Coffee Imperial Stouts, with the exception of Speedway and Black Tuesday, I tried to keep it just Imperial/Russian Imperial. I’d gladly accept GI BCS as a write in. It is one of the finest beers I’ve ever had.
March 16, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
Thanks for the vote for Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout mhokie! There are great ones made outside the USA!
Nøgne Ø, Grimstad, Norway
March 16, 2010 @ 12:35 pm
Definitely agree with the masses. Great lakes is one of my favorites and I try to grab a case every spring. Bell’s Expedition was my second love, after my first imperial stout from a small brewpub called John Harvard’s in Monroeville, PA (the brewer now runs the Rivertowne Pour House not far from the old John Harvard’s).
I voted for Victory storm king which is a great example. I don’t believe they have quite the distribution area that the other breweries have, so give them a shot if you can find it.
March 16, 2010 @ 10:20 am
Southern Tier Imperial Choklat Stout is amazing. Quite disappointed it is not listed.
March 16, 2010 @ 4:30 am
I chose Great Divide Yeti, although I will qualify that I mean their Oak Aged Yeti. The regular Yeti doesn’t really belong on the list. Dark Lord would be a close second.
Nice job in coming up with this list. I don’t see any glaring omissions.
March 16, 2010 @ 4:20 am
I’m pretty burned out on Imperial Stouts right now, but how do you omit The Abyss!
March 15, 2010 @ 11:32 am
I’ve had surprisingly few of these beers considering how much I love the style. Of the ones I’ve had, Ten Fidy gets the nod.
March 15, 2010 @ 11:19 am
My vote is for Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout… sooo… mmmmmm….
March 15, 2010 @ 10:40 am
Throw me in with the masses who voted for Old Rasputin.
Lots of good beers in that list (many that I haven’t tried). I do love the Founder’s and Thirsty Dog Imperial Stouts.
March 15, 2010 @ 10:08 am
Really enjoy Speedway Stout and others on this list but my favorite is probably the Abyss from Deschutes.
March 15, 2010 @ 9:50 am
I vote for Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.
March 15, 2010 @ 9:38 am
What? No Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout??
March 15, 2010 @ 10:32 am
Added. It was on our draft list, but accidentally omitted.