North Carolina's highest-rated stouts according to Untappd

Burial Beer Company of Asheville made the list with its Skillet Donut Stout.

Burial Beer Company of Asheville made the list with its Skillet Donut Stout.

By Dathan Kazsuk

I live by the motto, "Love it or Hate it" when referring to Untappd. I like being able to keep track of my beers in one place so I can look back and see how I rated everything I've sampled. And of course I like collecting the badges.

But not once has the app's rating system caused me to either not want to try a beer because of its low rating, or made me leave the house that very moment to go buy a bottle before it's gone. I just don't buy into that hype.

A couple months ago I decided to find out the highest-rated IPA according to Untappd and its weighted average formula, that rates all beers against each other. Each of its top 50 beers in each category must have 150 ratings or more to qualify.

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So where did our NC stouts wind up on the top 50 lists? Let’s find out!

1. STOUT - AMERICAN 

Burial Beer Company

Skillet Donut Stout (ranked 12 out of top 50)

8% ABV  |  17,010 ratings  |  Average rating: 4.18

2. STOUT - FOREIGN/EXPORT

Wicked Weed

Dark Arts Espresso (ranked 2 out of top 50)

15% ABV  |  594 ratings  |  Average rating: 4.14

3. STOUT - IMPERIAL MILK/SWEET

Highland Brewing Company

Black Watch (ranked 31 out of top 50)

8% ABV  |  5,876 ratings  |  Average rating: 4.18

4. STOUT - MILK/SWEET

Wicked Weed

Barrel Aged Milk & Cookies  (ranked 20 out of top 50)

9.5% ABV  |  3,830 ratings  |  Average rating: 4.21

5. STOUT - OATMEAL

Wicked Weed

Cuban Coffee Dark Aged Stout  (ranked 28 out of top 50)

12% ABV  |  462 ratings  |  Average rating: 3.96

6. STOUT - OTHER

Southern Pines Brewing

Drunken Vigils (ranked 1 out of top 50)

14% ABV  |  2,073 ratings  |  Average rating: 4.28

7. STOUT - OYSTER

Free Range Brewing

Sea of Companions (ranked 8 out of top 50)

8% ABV  |  460 ratings  |  Average rating: 3.78

Untappd lists five other "stout" categories: American Imperial/Double; Imperial Double; Imperial Oatmeal; Irish Dry and Russian Imperial. In those five categories no North Carolina beer wound up on the top 50.