Highest rated stouts in Virginia

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November 2, 2022
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Highest rated stouts in Virginia

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 Virginia 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

#16. Pancake House

- Rating: 4.38 (23 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Alewerks Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#15. Hornswoggler - White Russian - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

- Rating: 4.47 (15 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: The Veil Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#14. Sleeping Forever - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

- Rating: 4.36 (54 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.20%
- Brewery: The Veil Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#13. Café Royale

- Rating: 4.3 (793 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 8.40%
- Brewery: Alewerks Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#12. Stripes

- Rating: 4.37 (57 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.00%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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BeerAdvocate

#11. Genius Kitchen

- Rating: 4.41 (42 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.00%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#10. Resolute

- Rating: 4.33 (405 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.50%
- Brewery: Brothers Craft Brewing
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#9. Christmas Morning

- Rating: 4.34 (447 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 9.20%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#8. Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)

- Rating: 4.34 (820 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 10.20%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#7. Dreams

- Rating: 4.45 (40 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.00%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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BeerAdvocate

#6. Ruse

- Rating: 4.4 (111 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 11.30%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#5. Dark Hollow Reserve: Concealed Darkness

- Rating: 4.46 (48 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.60%
- Brewery: Blue Mountain Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#4. Bale

- Rating: 4.48 (73 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.50%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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BeerAdvocate

#3. Juan de Bolas

- Rating: 4.52 (54 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.00%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
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BeerAdvocate

#2. Kentucky Christmas Morning

- Rating: 4.45 (452 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 10.60%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#1. Trickery

- Rating: 4.45 (523 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 13.50%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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