Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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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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