Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: This is opaque. Solid black, no hints of anything else. Poured from the bottle like engine oil. Mocha head, decent retention.
S: Black licorice is the most dominant smell I get from it. Also get traces of coffee, smoke, and alcohol.
T: Roasted malts are very strong and I get a heavy dose of sweetness that is of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Alcohol is in the aftertaste, I can tell this is a high ABV with just one sip.
M: Probably the most thick, chewy mouthfeel I have ever experienced. It feels like the beer leaves a slighty grainy film on my tongue.
D: For a Russian Imperial, this is one fine example. This is quite the meal in itself. I can't drink more than one, however, I enjoyed this beer very much. The sweetness and thick chewiness of it makes for an excellent beer to have with dessert, especially something like a brownie or mud pie.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2009 00:21:35 | More by Beefeater57
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