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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

5,956 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5956
Reviews: 2528
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%


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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DavidST

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I got into craft beers from trying an Old Rasputin 6 years ago and I've looked for the Stone version ever since, finally this year I found some, I'm pretty excited to try it.

I poured from a 22oz bomber into a goblet, 2011 vintage.

This pours a used motor oil dark black, no light penetrates any where. This has a large mocha head which has dissipated to a 1/2 finger size which still remains. Smells of coffee, roasted malts, licorice, vanilla bean, dark chocolate. The mouth feel is thick and creamy, nice carbonation. The taste is a good as it looks, dark chocolate and coffee, dark roasted malts, a hint of licorice (way better than the belgo), some hops and alcohol burn on the way down with a bitter dark chocolate after flavor.

Overall, wow, this beer actually lived up to the hype, its miles better than the odd year belgo version. I'm going to go back and buy a case of this. Amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 20:16:36 | More by DavidST
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,956 ratings.