Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ChanChan:
4.83/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Stone Imperial stout Limited Spring 2010 release.
Poured into a regular stemglass.
Appearance: Dark, medium bodied can-not see any light shining through the beer. This comes with a two finger mocha colored head that does not last long. The lacing left behind is respectable.
Smell: The first whiff of this beer gives off a heavy scent of coffee, There are some hops as well but not much else.
Mouthfeel, the mouthfeel is medium bodied at first. As the beer warms up the mouthfeel becomes heavier much more pleasant! Also, as the beer warms up I feel a bit of tanance in the mouth.
Taste: This beer is sweet, At around 55degrees farenheit I notice a presence of caramel, hops, coffe and bitter chocolate. As the beer warms up I can also taste more malt and a pleasant breadiness.
Final thoughts: This is a great example of what an imperial stout can be. At under 8 dollars for a22 OZ bottle this beer is a steal. Imperial stout bombers are usually well over ten dollars. If SRIS was over ten dollars I would have to reconsider how much of it to consume, but at this price it is a joy to have this beer and feel like I have made a great purchase every time!!!
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2011 06:32:03 | More by ChanChan
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A - Completely opaque and motor oil black. Has a thick and creamy look to it. Poured with a very thick brown head, which dissipated very quickly.
S - Strong smell of alcohol. Sweet, sour, and malty notes. A hint of coffee. Smell is not that strong at first.
T - Sweet chocolaty taste at the front. A strong coffee taste, and the alcohol definitely makes its presence felt, but that is to be expected with 11%. Mild bitter aftertaste. The taste got better as the beer warmed up.
M - Silky silky smooth. May be the smoothest mouth feel i have gotten from a beer. Also very heavy with a strong alcohol burn.
O - Very nice and very very smooth beer. Pleasant sweet taste at the start, and the finish is not too bitter.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 15:06:21 | More by silverblaze540
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,991 ratings.