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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,977 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5977
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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BrewMaster

California

4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2005 Bottle. $4.49 at BevMo.

Appearance: Big creamy brown head that looks like a dense pile of brown sugar on top of the beer. The beer is jet black like used motor oil.

Smell: Soy sauce, brown sugar, toast, caramel, sweet and rich maltiness. The nose is quite attractive.

Taste: Dark chocolate, toast, roasted and slightly burnt sugar and deep malt profile full of rich flavor. This beer is roasty and tangy but not overpowering. Nice alcohol warmth comes way after the beer is consumed. No burning. Lots of mild flavors dancing between the rich roastiness and domoinating chocolate. Those mild flavors include toffee and a light hint of cherry. Well balanced and yummy.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, coats the palate nicely. Rich is a good adjective for the feel of this beer.

Drinkability: All around an excellent stout, Russian Imperial or otherwise. Rich and full of wonderful roasty flavor and dark chocolate goodness. It leaves a velvety smooth feel in the mouth and tastes great. When it comes to price and availability, this is one of the best stouts out there. Wonderful this year as every year so far.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2005 06:02:56 | More by BrewMaster
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,977 ratings.