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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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world-class

5,974 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 5974
Reviews: 2531
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Michigan

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
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silverblaze540

Virginia

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Completely opaque and motor oil black. Has a thick and creamy look to it. Poured with a very thick brown head, which dissipated very quickly.

S - Strong smell of alcohol. Sweet, sour, and malty notes. A hint of coffee. Smell is not that strong at first.

T - Sweet chocolaty taste at the front. A strong coffee taste, and the alcohol definitely makes its presence felt, but that is to be expected with 11%. Mild bitter aftertaste. The taste got better as the beer warmed up.

M - Silky silky smooth. May be the smoothest mouth feel i have gotten from a beer. Also very heavy with a strong alcohol burn.

O - Very nice and very very smooth beer. Pleasant sweet taste at the start, and the finish is not too bitter.

Serving type: bottle

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4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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