Stouts near San Diego, California

Samuel Adams Imperial Stout

Samuel Adams Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout9.2% ABV42 IBU

Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston, MA

Available at a few places nearby

Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout

Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout

Oatmeal Stout5.5% ABV

Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyPaso Robles, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence

Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence

Foreign Export Stout7.0% ABV

OmmegangCooperstown, NY

Port Santa's Little Helper

Port Santa's Little Helper

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Originally shipped from London to the Czarist rulers of Russia, Imperial Stouts are stronger, richer and more robust versions of traditional stouts. The increase in alcohol content means that literally, many of these beers are a meal in a glass all on their own. Made from copious amounts of Roasted and Black Barleys, our stout invites you to share a silky black body with hints of freshly pulled espresso from the coffee house, melding with dark bitter sweet chocolate from a Belgian Chocolateer and the ash of a smoldering fire on a dark winters night. Just remember that somewhere out there, the jolly old fat man is making a list and checking it twice. He knows who’s been naughty and nice… Might we suggest that you forgo the Milk with the cookies this year and leave him of bottle of something incredibly nice- Say like Santa’s Little Helper? Mrs. Claus would probably like some as well. That is if Rudolph doesn’t drink it all himself. Bad Reindeer.

St. Peter's Cream Stout

St. Peter's Cream Stout

Sweet Stout6.5% ABV

St. Peter's BreweryBungay, United Kingdom

Available at a few places nearby

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

Foreign Export Stout7.5% ABV65 IBU

St. James Gate (Guinness)Dublin, Ireland

St James Gate Extra Stout

St James Gate Extra Stout

Irish Stout5.6% ABV47 IBU

St. James Gate (Guinness)Dublin, Ireland

Available at a few places nearby

Allagash Black

Allagash Black

Belgian Stout 7.5% ABV29 IBU

Allagash Brewing CompanyPortland, ME

Available at a number of places nearby

Allagash Black is a Belgian style stout brewed with 2 Row barley, torrified wheat, oats, both roasted and chocolate malt and a generous portion of dark caramelized candi sugar. The silky mouth feel is a great balance to the roasted character, coffee and dark chocolate notes expressed throughout this beer.

Nectar Ales Black Xantus

Nectar Ales Black Xantus

Russian Imperial Stout11.0% ABV50 IBU

Nectar AlesPaso Robles, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout

Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout

Oatmeal Stout5.8% ABV15 IBU

Anderson Valley Brewing CompanyBoonville, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Aromas of freshly baked bread, espresso, and dried cherries meld seamlessly with rich toffee flavors and a creamy mouth.

Wells And Young Stout

Wells And Young Stout

5.2% ABV

Wells And YoungBedford, United Kingdom

Available at a few places nearby

Brewdog Paradox

Brewdog Paradox

Imperial Stout10.0% ABV

Brewdog BreweyScotland

Available at a few places nearby

Bison Chocolate Sout

Bison Chocolate Sout

American Stout6.1% ABV

Bison BrewingBerkeley, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Rogue Shakespeare Stout

Rogue Shakespeare Stout

Oatmeal Stout6.0% ABV77 IBU

Rogue Ales & SpiritsNewport, OR

Available at a few places nearby

Murphy's Irish Stout

Murphy's Irish Stout

Irish Stout4.0% ABV30 IBU

Murphy's Brewery IrelandCork, Ireland

Available at a few places nearby

Classified as an Irish Dry Stout, Murphy’s is dark in color and medium-bodied.

Sierra Nevada Stout

Sierra Nevada Stout

American Stout5.8% ABV32 IBU

Sierra Nevada Brewing CompanyChico, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Before Sierra Nevada was a reality, our founders brewed beer at home and dreamed of building a brewery one day. Back then, they brewed the beers they wanted to drink—bold and full of flavor. Stouts had always been a favorite, so when we needed a big and rich beer to test out the brewing system at our fledgling brewery, stout was the obvious choice. Thirty years later, not much has changed. We’re still brewing the beers we want to drink and our classic Stout is the same as it’s ever been—big, rich, bold, black as night and filled with the wild-eyed passion of which dreams are made.

AleSmith Decadence

AleSmith Decadence

Imperial Stout10.0% ABV

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

North Coast Old Rasputin

North Coast Old Rasputin

Russian Imperial Stout9.0% ABV75 IBU

North Coast Brewing Co.Fort Bragg, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia's Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes.

Stone Imperial Russian Stout Belgo 2010

Stone Imperial Russian Stout Belgo 2010

Belgian Dark Strong Ale10.5% ABV65 IBU

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Again, the beer is mostly about roasted malts. Bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavors are the major players, along with fruitiness, hints of anise, and yeastiness, followed by a smooth, balanced, not sweet finish.

Belhaven Scottish Stout

Belhaven Scottish Stout

Foreign Export Stout7.0% ABV

Belhaven Brewing Co. Ltd.Dunbar, United Kingdom

Available at a number of places nearby

Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

American Stout8.1% ABV55 IBU

Bear Republic Brewing Co.Healdsburg, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

As the name implies, this is a hefty, black American-style stout. This bold stout boasts a rich caramel sweetness complimented by a deep, robust, roasted heartiness you can sink your teeth into. This dark brew is hopped with Chinook and Cascade which are balanced by the malt's sweetness. Overall, it is a balanced brew boasting an 8.1% alcohol level that can creep up on you.

Reaper Mortality Stout

Reaper Mortality Stout

7.5% ABV

ReaperAle Brewing CompanyLake Elsinore, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout

Russian Imperial Stout9.7% ABV60 IBU

Boulevard Brewing CompanyKansas City, MO

Available at a few places nearby

Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish.

Rogue Double Chocolate Stout

Rogue Double Chocolate Stout

Imperial Stout8.7% ABV68 IBU

Rogue Ales & SpiritsNewport, OR

Available at a few places nearby

Double Chocolate Stout is an evolution of Rogue Chocolate Stout, which is flavored with imported Dutch bittersweet chocolate. In 2010, Double Chocolate Stour received a Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships

Coronado Blue Bridge Coffee Stout

Coronado Blue Bridge Coffee Stout

Coffee Stout4.8% ABV20 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness. Brewed with local cold brewed coffee.

Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

Foreign Export Stout7.0% ABV50 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

An "India Style" stout with curry powder, coconut, and Kaffir lime leaves added after fermentation resulting in a complex beer with savory notes and a touch of spicy heat.

Lost Coast 8 Ball Oatmeal Stout

Lost Coast 8 Ball Oatmeal Stout

American Stout5.9% ABV

Lost Coast BreweryEureka, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Stout

Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Stout

Belgian Dark Strong Ale9.0% ABV

Brouwerij Van Den BosscheBelgium

Available at a few places nearby

Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout

Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout8.8% ABV40 IBU

Drake's Brewing CompanySan Leandro, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Our malty beast. Two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, and dark Crystal malts to make up the grist. One hop addition, added for bittering, allows the abundance of malt in this beer to shine through. Drakonic is smooth and dense with flavors of licorice, coffee, and chocolates. Sip, savor, and give in to its seductive malt embrace.

Samuel Smith's Old Oatmeal Stout

Samuel Smith's Old Oatmeal Stout

Oatmeal Stout5.0% ABV32 IBU

Samuel Smith's Old BreweryYorkshire, United Kingdom

Available at a number of places nearby

Ballast Point Sea Monster

Ballast Point Sea Monster

American Stout7.0% ABV70 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Sea Monster Imperial Stout is a new version of an old favorite. This hearty stout is black as the abyss and clocks in at a whopping 10% ABV, a real monster. The flavors of roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate are complamented by a velvety smoothness from the addition of un-malted barley and oats. Colombus and Amarillo hops help to balance out the huge malt character of this flavor bomb. Be careful the alcohol is well hidden and will sneak up on you if you don’t watch out. Like most scary monsters, it can be a little intimidating, but have no fear.

Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout

Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout

Irish Stout5.0% ABV28 IBU

Moylans BreweryNovato, CA

Dry, roasty and incredibly rich in flavor, Dragoons Dry Irish Stout is made with a unique blend of imported hops and malted barley from the United Kingdom. This award winning stout is brewed in the Irish tradition to commemorate General Stephen Moylan, Irish-born commander of the 4th Continental Dragoons during the American Revolutionary War.

Green Flash Double Stout

Green Flash Double Stout

Imperial Stout8.8% ABV45 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with satin smooth finish.

Firestone Walker Parabola

Firestone Walker Parabola

Russian Imperial Stout12.7% ABV82 IBU

Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyPaso Robles, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Guinness Draught

Guinness Draught

Irish Stout4.2% ABV45 IBU

St. James Gate (Guinness)Dublin, Ireland

Widely available nearby

Is made from water, barley, roast malt extract, hops, and brewer’s yeast. An old and firm favourite.

Grand Teton Black Cauldron

Grand Teton Black Cauldron

Imperial Stout9.5% ABV

Grand Teton Brewing CompanyVictor, ID

Available at a few places nearby

Port Old Viscosity

Port Old Viscosity

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV45 IBU

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

“Not your Dad’s Wimpy 30 Weight is how our original label used to describe this massive chewy and thick beer. Code named by our brewers-”The Big Black Nasty,” this is monstrous dark ale is brewed to no particular style. Thick and sludgy like oil from the crankcase of a wheat threshing combine, Old Viscosity blurs the boundaries of Porter, Stout, Old Ale and Barleywines. A blended beer that mixes old and new brewing traditions into one finished beer, Old Viscosity starts out with 80% of the packaged beer produced from a stainless steel fermentation. It then joins another 20% Old Viscosity (from a previous batch) that has been aging in bourbon barrels. The blend of the two beers yields an incredibly rich and luscious ale that reveals chocolate and cocoa notes melded to silky body of burnt wood, vanilla and ash.

AleSmith Speedway Stout

AleSmith Speedway Stout

Imperial Stout12.0% ABV60 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel.

Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti

Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti

Imperial Stout9.5% ABV75 IBU

Great Divide BreweryDenver, CO

Available at very few places nearby

Rolled oats softens Yeti’s notoriously roasty backbone and the small amount of raisins added to create a unique dark fruit character.