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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

5,996 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5996
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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Florida9

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4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spring 2009 release

A: Dark. Jet black. Opaque. Two fingers of tan colored head that pools around the edges of the glass and settles down to a nice surface coating. Lots of lacing.

S: This is the beauty of this beer. Rich italian roast coffee. Chocolate. Mocha. Espresso. Mixed in with some malts and this funny hop accent.

T: Bittersweet malts followed by the twang of alcohol on the tongue. Finished with an espresso bitterness that lingers lovingly on the back of the tongue. Coffee and roasty, toasty malts.

M: Full bodied, but, not thick by any means. Actually a bit thinner than most RIS's I've tasted, which improves the drinkability. Appropriate amount of carbonation.

D: Another Stone success. A very nice RIS and one I look forward to having again. Personally, I couldn't drink more than one of these in a sitting - it's much too flavorful - but this a wonderful beer to have every now and then.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 20:49:05 | More by Florida9
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,996 ratings.