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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

6,665 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,665
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 487
Gots: 1,420 | FT: 79
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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Bfarr

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nearly black with a moderate tight brown head with good retention and nice lacing. Espresso, chocolate and light licorice aroma. Rich roasted coffee and alcohol with a chocolate end finishing with a biting hops and roasted bitterness. Thick, frothy and very smooth.

’09- alcohol is stronger but melds well with blended, mellower flavors and a bit more sweetened chocolate.

Another beer I enjoyed pre-BA shattered…sigh. I held this beer in such high esteem I held on to my ’09 to sample against the newer version. It’s not as complex as I remember as I see it now a bit high on the roasted side. Certainly a great beer but it just can’t live up to the pedestal and expectations I had previously had for it. Oh I was so naïve… blessed ignorance. Damn my developing palate and BA for introducing me to a wonderful world of beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 21:49:36 | More by Bfarr
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,665 ratings.