Highest rated stouts in Michigan

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November 2, 2022
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Highest rated stouts in Michigan

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 Michigan 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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#30. Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

- Rating: 4.25 (92 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 10.50%
- Brewery: Saugatuck Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#29. Love Shadow

- Rating: 4.25 (109 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.70%
- Brewery: Brewery Vivant
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#28. Dragon's Milk Reserve - S'mores Bourbon Barrel

- Rating: 4.24 (216 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: New Holland Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#27. Rye Barrel Aged Gorilla Juice

- Rating: 4.44 (16 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 17.10%
- Brewery: Ascension Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#26. Plead The 5th - BourbRum Double Barrel Aged

- Rating: 4.24 (249 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.00%
- Brewery: Dark Horse Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#25. Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Mayan Mocha

- Rating: 4.24 (538 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Odd Side Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#24. Dragon's Milk Reserve - Triple-Mashed

- Rating: 4.25 (306 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 17.30%
- Brewery: New Holland Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#23. Hipster Brunch Stout - Double Oaked

- Rating: 4.37 (27 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Odd Side Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#22. Expedition Stout

- Rating: 4.26 (6,591 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.50%
- Brewery: Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#21. Delusion

- Rating: 4.27 (363 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.70%
- Brewery: Greenbush Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#20. Night Fury - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vanilla Bean Reserve

- Rating: 4.3 (146 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.50%
- Brewery: Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#19. Plead The 5th Imperial Stout

- Rating: 4.3 (4,103 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Dark Horse Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#18. Bourbon Barrel American Imperial Stout

- Rating: 4.36 (93 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.90%
- Brewery: Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#17. Buckley

- Rating: 4.34 (283 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.00%
- Brewery: Transient Artisan Ales
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#16. Buckley Reserve #2

- Rating: 4.5 (29 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.00%
- Brewery: Transient Artisan Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#15. Hazel's Nuts

- Rating: 4.36 (558 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Odd Side Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#14. Hipster Brunch Stout

- Rating: 4.36 (891 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Odd Side Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#13. Black Note - Vanilla

- Rating: 4.42 (123 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.50%
- Brewery: Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#12. KBS - Espresso

- Rating: 4.41 (756 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.00%
- Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#11. Bring the Ruckley

- Rating: 4.51 (49 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.50%
- Brewery: Transient Artisan Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#10. Rye Hipster Brunch Stout

- Rating: 4.46 (484 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Odd Side Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#9. Solstice Stout

- Rating: 4.5 (151 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 16.00%
- Brewery: Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#8. Expedition Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

- Rating: 4.47 (803 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.40%
- Brewery: Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#7. Kentuckley

- Rating: 4.49 (232 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.50%
- Brewery: Transient Artisan Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#6. KBS - Maple Mackinac Fudge

- Rating: 4.5 (859 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#5. Breakfast Stout

- Rating: 4.51 (17,862 ratings)
- Type: Oatmeal Stout
- ABV: 8.30%
- Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#4. Plead The 5th - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

- Rating: 4.52 (3,363 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Dark Horse Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#3. Canuckley

- Rating: 4.56 (177 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.50%
- Brewery: Transient Artisan Ales
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#2. KBS

- Rating: 4.6 (14,089 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.00%
- Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#1. CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)

- Rating: 4.64 (6,738 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.30%
- Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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