About American Style Stout

About American Style Stout
American stouts are black in color and range in alcohol from 5-7.5%. They feature strong roasted malt aromas and an assertive, citrusy, resiny American hop profile. The best examples of this style preserve a careful balance between hop and roasted malt flavors. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout, Deschutes Obsidian Stout and 10 Barrel Big Black Stout.

Top Picks for American Style Stout

Infamous Brewing Company "Camacho" Stout
92 points
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Artificial, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate figs and nuts, caramel pastry, and latte with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of chocolate pudding, arugula, citrus marmalade on toast, and hint of radish finish. A lively and flavorful stout that hits all the right notes.
Fairport Brewing Co. Santini Stout
92 points
Opaque dark dark brown color. Bright, smoky, umami aromas of dark toasted sunflower rye bread, dark coffee, smores, and coconut vinaigrette with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long chocolate roasted nuts, dulce du leche, lemon-fig tart, and cigar ash finish. A delicious, superbly balanced American stout.
Kabinet Cassius Stout
91 points
Black color. Aromas and flavors of dark nut toast, coffee, and dark chocolate with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of honey buttered rye crisp, toffee, and peppered frisee finish. A fun, snappy American style stout with a nice chocolatey malt backbone.
Bear Republic Brewing Co. Big Bear Black Stout
90 points
Nearly opaque brown color. Fruity, umami aromas and flavors of chocolate cherry bonbons, spiced caramelized figs and pears, praline, and tamari with a slightly chewy, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, long finish manifesting overtones of grilled citrus, bread and romaine, apple brandy, and toasted pepper bread finish. A big, brawny and tasty stout bordering on an imperial stout.
Yellowhammer Brewery "Audemus" Rye Stout
82 points
Brown black color. Unpleasant aromas and flavors of barnyard hay, dried fruit, dark roasted nuts, and baking chocolate with a supple, prickly, finely carbonated, medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish displaying notes of bitter greens, citrus rind, and pepper finish. A slightly funky, bitter and bracing stout.