Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Baileyuk:
4.35/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Another special at Uptown Grille.
A - Little to no head from the getgo with also little lacing. Perfect color between black and brown.
S - A sweetness comes of the nose giving of almost a raisin smell. Burnt malts are also present.
T - Again a sweet dark fruit like raisins is presnt. A lot of character and complex tastes. Malt is prominent and nicely done.
M - Carbonation perfect, felt really goodgoing down. Iwould probably not drink too many of these due to style preference but if this were my style I would be all over this.
Another great Stone brew.
Serving type: on-tap
11-05-2008 13:18:44 | More by Baileyuk
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance- Brew looks extremely thick, no light escaping here! Dark tan head with good retention.
Smell- Prunes, raisins, coffee, soy sauce.
Taste- Chocolate, dates, coffee, vanilla, tobacco. Boozy finish.
Mouthfeel- Thick like a milkshake, very oily.
Overall- Very good, but not enough to challenge the undisputed king (IMO) Old Rasputin. Still a good deal on bombers and a nice change of pace beer. It's really a shame that it gets release in April and not sometime during the fall.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 05:09:58 | More by spacebear09
3.64/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This review is for the 2014 release. Dark black pour. I chilled this one a bit (though I usually don't do this with Imperial Stouts), and got almost no head. Very light tan remnants floating on top of the glass.
On the nose, fudge chocolate dominates. This is mixed with an underlying herbal aroma, almost like basil. Also getting some root vegetable tones - carrots - demonstrating complexity.
Palate reveals complexity as well. Light roastiness. Light chocolate. Cherry. Blueberry jam. French roasted coffee.
Mouthfeel has decent carbonation, acceptable amount for the style.
Finish is medium light.
I had Stone's Woot stout earlier this week which in comparison is an outstanding brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 03:40:39 | More by artdob
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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