North Coast Brewing Company
Like its namesake Mad Monk (not Tony Shalhoub… that dude's a sweetheart), Old Rasputin is impossibly dark, has an almost burnt taste to it, packs serious punch (9% ABV), and will probably convince you to do something evil when it gets in your head. Speaking of which, this velvety Russian imperial stout, when poured out of the bottle, has a head as thick as dough, which gradually cascades into the beer and commingles with the tastes of malt, burnt chocolate, and coffee in an almost otherworldly alchemical fusion. You'd expect nothing less from a beer named after an evil bastard known for his dark artistry.
Bud Heavy Tallboy
It might not be the most innovative or trendy offering compared to some of these others, but this is a list of beers you should drink before you die. And if you die, and you somehow never drank a Bud Heavy, you really have to question what the hell you were doing all that time. The can is a must, because this is America; the tallboy is a must because you deserve four extra ounces (or basically, two extra beers from your sixer).