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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,615 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,615
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 479
Gots: 1,399 | FT: 78
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001)
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Reviews by JayQue:
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JayQue

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4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow!!! Spring 2008 Release Drank December 2009

Pours a dense black color with no light coming in anywhere in the glass. The head is light brown/dark tan - about an inch to start and average retention for a beer this strong (10.8% abv on the bottle). Ladder like lacing all around the glass.

Smell is strong and very pleasant. Malty, slightly sweet and a little chocolate.

Taste is excellent. Malty, caramel, milk chocolate and a hint of vanilla with exactly the right amount of alcohol to warm you up and cut any sweetness. None of the flavors are out of balance.

Mouthfeel is one of the best parts. All these flavors blend into an incredibly smooth mouthfeel. The vanilla and alcohol give it a little bite and the alcohol contributes to a warming effect. The first sip seemed a hair thin but that work out after a few sips.

Drinkability is very good. I am just finishing up the bomber and could probably enjoy another 12 oz. before oblivion starts to kick in. I don't know why I kept this one out of the rotation so long, but the bit of aging was probably a good idea. If I get another bottle it won't last that long.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 03:41:41 | More by JayQue
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,615 ratings.