Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Florida9:
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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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.
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