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2013 Top 10 Imperial Stouts Brewed in the United States


This Top Ten Imperial Stouts list is from the results of the 2013 U.S. Open Beer ChampionshipGreat American Beer Festival, and RateBeer.com.
 

1. Nectar Ales Black Xantus - Firestone Walker Brewing - California
2. Giant Slayer - Tri City Brewing - Michigan
3. Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing Florida
4. Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout, Weasel Boy Brewing - Ohio
5. Narwhal Imperial Stout, Sierra Nevada Brewing - California
6. Russian Imperial Stout - Iron Hill Brewery - Pennsylvania
7. Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing - California
8. Black Note Stout - Bells Brewery - Michigan
9. Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing - Indiana
10. Founders KBS - Founders Brewing - Michigan
   

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Imperial Stouts
Black to very black, American-style imperial stouts typically have a high alcohol content. Generally characterized as very robust. The extremely rich malty flavor and aroma are balanced with assertive hopping and fruity-ester characteristics. Bitterness should be moderately high to very high and balanced with full sweet malt character. Roasted malt astringency and bitterness can be moderately perceived but should not overwhelm the overall character. Hop aroma is usually moderately-high to overwhelmingly hop-floral, -citrus or -herbal. Diacetyl (butterscotch) levels should be absent.

Statistics:
IBUs: 50-80
SRM: 40+
ABV: 6-15.0%





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Top 10
Ales & Lagers
in the USA

Golden Ale
Blonde Ale
English Summer Ale
English Pale Ale

English IPA
Imperial IPA
Bitter
ESB
English Mild Ale
 English Brown Ale
Porter
Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Imperial Stout
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German
Hefeweizen
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Aged beer
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