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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,628 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,628
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 479
Gots: 1,403 | FT: 78
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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Andy

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thick, quickly dissipating tan head. Glassy black color, the darkest I think I have ever seen. Aroma is sadly nothing special compared to the hype. Strong chocolate malt aroma mixed with alcohol, figgish sweet fruit and alcohol. Toasted wafer flavor, well-balanced between malt, alcohol and hops. It took me several hours to drink it, which is impressive. The flavor changed but sustained throughout. A very tasty imperial but I still prefer Brooklyns.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2002 20:54:34 | More by Andy
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Appearance: pours with half a finger of khaki head which settled in to the edges of the glass. Above average active carbonation for the style. Rings of sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Dark fruit, bitter chocolate, plenty of hops, and sweet malts jump out right away. Each time you take a pull, a different aroma seems to stand out. Caramel and molasses sweetness carries into the body and is the biggest player throughout drinking. Lightly roasted malts with some dry coffee grounds picked up on the back end.

Taste: The front is waves of velvety smooth malts washing over the palate. Body opens up with bitter chocolates and and bright hops. Espresso and coffee grounds provide some earthy flavors on the back end. A malt sweetness runs throughout which clashes a touch with the hops and chocolate but goes so well with everything else. The finish is that easy sweetness with some light roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Transitions of sweetness, roasted coffee and malts, and creamy textures are great. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall: For me, Stone is one of the truly great breweries I have access to. Their lineup is complex and affordable, yet all their beers have their signature hop profile that says "this is american hoppy beer". This is a great RIS that I look forward to every year. In the end, they make great beer so they get my money.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,628 ratings.