Highest rated stouts in Illinois

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November 2, 2022
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Highest rated stouts in Illinois

The stout is known for being especially full-bodied, dark, strong, lightly sweet, and sometimes creamy. It often features flavor notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, and malt. However, the versatility of a stout lends itself to more experimentation than one might assume.

Yes, there are the more well-known Irish and English stouts, American stouts (and double stouts), Russian imperial stouts, but there are also oatmeal stouts, milk stouts, oyster stouts, blonde stouts, barrel-aged pastry stouts, and more—and they all have varying flavor profiles, colors, and alcohol strengths.

Stacker compiled a list of the best stouts from Illinois using data from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 stouts per brewery were included. Accompanying each stout is its brewery, its rating on BeerAdvocate, the stout type, and its ABV. Are you interested in expanding your horizons past the most mainstream of the stouts? Check out the best stouts brewed in your very own state.

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BeerAdvocate

#29. Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas

- Rating: 4.28 (111 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Begyle Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#28. Dark Secret - Bourbon Barrel Aged

- Rating: 4.32 (63 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.00%
- Brewery: BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#27. French Toast

- Rating: 4.31 (118 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.00%
- Brewery: Hubbard's Cave Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#26. Henna: Cinnamon Babka

- Rating: 4.38 (40 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.80%
- Brewery: More Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#25. Dosvidanya - Rye Barrel

- Rating: 4.31 (140 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.50%
- Brewery: DESTIHL Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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BeerAdvocate

#24. Boathouse Reserve Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

- Rating: 4.37 (50 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.50%
- Brewery: Crystal Lake Brewing
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#23. Double Barrel Catch Hell

- Rating: 4.64 (13 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.30%
- Brewery: Half Acre Beer Company
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BeerAdvocate

#22. Bourbon County Brand Fourteen Stout

- Rating: 4.37 (172 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.20%
- Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#21. Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Maple

- Rating: 4.48 (37 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.10%
- Brewery: Hailstorm Brewing Co.
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BeerAdvocate

#20. Benthic

- Rating: 4.38 (192 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.80%
- Brewery: Half Acre Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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BeerAdvocate

#19. Bourbon County Brand Reserve 150 Stout

- Rating: 4.42 (74 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.60%
- Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#18. Barrel Aged The Abduction

- Rating: 4.39 (142 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.00%
- Brewery: Pipeworks Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#17. The Final Act

- Rating: 4.43 (65 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.00%
- Brewery: Pipeworks Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#16. Café Deth

- Rating: 4.39 (475 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.80%
- Brewery: Revolution Brewing
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BeerAdvocate

#15. V.S.O.D.

- Rating: 4.41 (164 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.80%
- Brewery: Revolution Brewing
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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BeerAdvocate

#14. Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit

- Rating: 4.41 (183 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.75%
- Brewery: Mikerphone Brewing
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BeerAdvocate

#13. Vanilla Benthic

- Rating: 4.49 (47 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.70%
- Brewery: Half Acre Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#12. Double Barrel V.S.O.D.

- Rating: 4.45 (94 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 17.00%
- Brewery: Revolution Brewing
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#11. Barrel Aged The Jones Dog

- Rating: 4.42 (477 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.00%
- Brewery: Pipeworks Brewing Company
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BeerAdvocate

#10. Thundertaker

- Rating: 4.51 (59 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 16.20%
- Brewery: Revolution Brewing
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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BeerAdvocate

#9. Henna: Double Rainbow

- Rating: 4.52 (60 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.80%
- Brewery: More Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#8. Supermassive Café Deth

- Rating: 4.5 (97 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.00%
- Brewery: Revolution Brewing
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BeerAdvocate

#7. Bourbon County Double Barrel Toasted Barrel Stout

- Rating: 4.52 (93 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 16.00%
- Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#6. Barrel-Aged Malevolence Chocolate Caliente

- Rating: 4.53 (112 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.50%
- Brewery: Spiteful Brewing
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BeerAdvocate

#5. Henna: Barrel-Aged Double Rainbow

- Rating: 4.56 (76 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.00%
- Brewery: More Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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BeerAdvocate

#4. Clare's Thirsty Ale

- Rating: 4.51 (338 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.50%
- Brewery: Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
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BeerAdvocate

#3. XTRA DUBL Benthic

- Rating: 4.62 (50 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.50%
- Brewery: Half Acre Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#2. Bourbon County Brand Stout

- Rating: 4.6 (13,337 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.70%
- Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#1. Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

- Rating: 4.67 (7,460 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.90%
- Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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