Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Been wanting to try this for a while so was glad to find it on tap tonight. Served in a New Belgium chalice. Deep, dark, black body that lets no light through. Good one finger mocha head that actually sticks around for a while and leaves some lacing down the glass.
The aroma is a little less prominent than I had expected, but is solid nonetheless. I primarily note roasted malt followed with a little chocolate and coffee.
BUT, these flavors make up the difference. Near perfect combination of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a sweet mix of molasses and toffee. Not too sweet, not too bitter, and nearly no notice of alcohol.
The mouthfeel is medium and silky smooth. Overall, a superior RIS.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2011 23:19:20 | More by FanofHefe
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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