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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,823 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,823
Reviews: 2,575
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 507
Gots: 1,477 | FT: 84
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001)
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JJKBeerLvr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sampled August 2014 from bottles in pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark color, dark tan head that lasted for a while.

Smell: Sweet with strong coffee aromas, with some toasted/burnt hints.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt and hops. Dominated by toasted coffee, but with some chocolate flavor as well. Taste starts sweet with malts, then comes the roasted coffee flavors, and then a little bitterness from the hops. Overall a great combination.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but smooth.

Overall: Great stout. Best if you enjoy a combination both strong hops and malts. I will buy this again.

08-22-2014 20:58:05 | More by JJKBeerLvr
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4.69/5  rDev +8.1%

Pour into a Pint glass from a 22oz bottle, pitch black pour with a fluffy tan head that turned into some very solid lace that hung on the glass from start to finish. Aroma held vanilla and alcohol notes with some roasted malts trying to peek out...they remained covered until the first taste. The taste is bitter/roasted coffee and malts with the alcohol present but not over powering, deep roasted flavors and some wood hints show up as the tasting goes on. The mouthfeel is so dead on for the style, thick/heavy on the tongue while leaving a nice roasted mild coffee/roasted flavor at the end. Overall I'm very impressed with this offering, I love RIS as a whole and I've had a lot of Stones products...this is a winner and I will pick it up when I can.

08-10-2014 20:57:52 | More by Bear1964
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,823 ratings.