(STACKER) — 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 Pennsylvania 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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#19. Big Black Voodoo Daddy

– Rating: 4.18 (1,228 ratings)
– Type: Russian Imperial Stout
– ABV: 12.00%
– Brewery: Voodoo Brewery
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#18. The Russian

– Rating: 4.22 (85 ratings)
– Type: Russian Imperial Stout
– ABV: 9.50%
– Brewery: 2SP Brewing Company
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#17. Black Clouds – Coffee Cake

– Rating: 4.41 (14 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 11.00%
– Brewery: Dancing Gnome
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#16. Ralphius – Cinnamon Chile

– Rating: 4.45 (12 ratings)
– Type: Russian Imperial Stout
– ABV: 16.60%
– Brewery: Free Will Brewing Co.
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#15. Florida Stout

– Rating: 4.36 (20 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 11.60%
– Brewery: Voodoo Brewery
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#14. Ralphius – Mocha Latte

– Rating: 4.46 (13 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 14.10%
– Brewery: Free Will Brewing Co.
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#13. Ralphius – Salted Caramel

– Rating: 4.37 (21 ratings)
– Type: Russian Imperial Stout
– ABV: 15.60%
– Brewery: Free Will Brewing Co.
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#12. Sunny Side Up – Little Amps! (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

– Rating: 4.24 (163 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 9.50%
– Brewery: Al’s of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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#11. Really Thin Pancakes

– Rating: 4.44 (18 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 12.30%
– Brewery: Voodoo Brewery
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#10. Black Clouds – Mexican Chocolate

– Rating: 4.48 (20 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 11.00%
– Brewery: Dancing Gnome
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#9. Java Cask

– Rating: 4.29 (594 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 14.30%
– Brewery: Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown
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#8. Ralphius – Vanilla

– Rating: 4.47 (22 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 15.60%
– Brewery: Free Will Brewing Co.
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#7. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

– Rating: 4.39 (44 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 13.90%
– Brewery: Winding Path Brewing Co / Wyndridge Farm Brewing
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#6. Ralphius

– Rating: 4.36 (200 ratings)
– Type: Russian Imperial Stout
– ABV: 14.40%
– Brewery: Free Will Brewing Co.
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#5. Sunday Morning Stout

– Rating: 4.34 (2,256 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 12.70%
– Brewery: Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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#4. Cowbell

– Rating: 4.37 (357 ratings)
– Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
– ABV: 8.50%
– Brewery: Voodoo Brewery
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#3. Sunny Side Up – Little Amps! (Double Coffee)

– Rating: 4.37 (634 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 9.50%
– Brewery: Al’s of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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#2. Only Void – Single-Origin Ethiopian Coffee

– Rating: 4.42 (140 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 10.00%
– Brewery: Tired Hands Brewing Company
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#1. DoubleMex

– Rating: 4.51 (80 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 9.90%
– Brewery: Brew Gentlemen
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