About the American Imperial Stout

Rich, dark, and complex, the American Imperial Stout has a strength similar to that of an American Barleywine. Its bitterness typically runs high from hops, roast, or booze, and it should have a silky, luscious feel. The style originated in the Russian Imperial Court, became popular in England, and then all but disappeared. The modern craft brewing renaissance resurrected the style in America and in England.

KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) is an American Imperial Stout by Founders Brewing Co. whose barrel-aged palate is flavorful, complex, and features coffee, oak, chocolate, and bourbon.

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Truck Stop Bandit is an American Imperial Stout by Devour Brewing Co. that blends coffee roast, cinnamon, and dark chocolate with bready malt.

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Bomb! is an American Imperial Stout brewed by Prairie Artisan Ales that unleashes an explosion of flavors ranging from smoky to sweet to spicy.

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Java Mariana Trench is an American Imperial Stout by Due South Brewing Co. that blends mild coffee roast with sweet chocolate and bready malt.

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Stone Xocoveza is an American Imperial Stout by Stone Brewing that sweetens a coffee base with cocoa and vanilla; spices it up with cinnamon, nutmeg, and peppers.

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Bitches Brew is an American Imperial Stout by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery that balances mild coffee and woody gesho root with chocolate, dark fruits, and honey.

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Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout is an American Imperial Stout by Cigar City Brewing that blends sweet chocolate and toffee with espresso, cinnamon, chili peppers, and tobacco.

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Willettized Coffee Stout, an American Imperial Stout by Lagunitas Brewing Company has a complex palate of coffee, dark fruits, woods, chocolate, and bourbon.

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