Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bennettrox:
4.3/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Is this Ten Fidy? Jet black with a cappuccino head. Great lacing!
S - Roasted malts dominate the nose. I enjoy it but I feel like I'm missing other notes based on the dominance.
T - Holy roast! The malts are very forward! Chocolate and a tiny touch of coffee are available. More or less this has everything you'd want in a benchmark RIS.
M - Full and creamy. If I were to have a taste now, I could still pull from the flavors 5 minutes later. This one lingers on the tongue in a very satisfiable way.
O - There is a reason that this is considered one of the best and most balanced RIS. The malts are the golden star in this beer and their roasted to a T. Love this beer and it only develops with time.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 07:36:03 | More by Bennettrox
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4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Comes out jet black with a finger of brown head that slowly dissipates. Alcohol legs are on full display. On the nose I get roasted grains that lend a coffee aroma, plus charred wood, smoked meat, earthy hops, and some alcohol. The taste has a creamy chocolate quality with black currants, coffee, more of those earthy hops, and an astringent taste from the roasted grains. It feels quite full-bodied in the mouth and goes down velvety.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 00:14:46 | More by itsscience
4.63/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Got this on tap at the stone brewpub in the San Diego airport since I didn't have time to make it out to the brewery during my trip. Had it for breakfast with the duck confit eggs. Practically perfect stout for me. Licorice aroma, jet black color, nice crisp mouthfeel. Just a great clean stout. Will definitely look for it again.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 16:45:51 | More by skipxtracer
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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