Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ego:
4.2/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
black, as you would expect, cocoa tinged head that dissipated rather quickly (I seem to remember better lacing/head retention last time I had this). the high alcohol content definitely leaves legs on the sides of the glass, this is your good looking RIS, nothing special in the look imo.
dry-raisiny chocolate odor with hints of alcohol like bourbon, noce notes of good coffee (dark roast), nothing dominates, it all works together incredibly well.
chalky roast with a bitter chocolate finish, decent mouth feel, the carbonation is OK, once you get used to the initial bitter tinge this is way too easy to drink, a little too sweet over the long haul, I would like to see more roasty/dark flavors taking over.
Hard to knock the value here, certainly not the best RIS out there but that is not a knock at all. The ABV is very well hidden.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2009 03:50:55 | More by Ego
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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