Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ljunkan:
4.78/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pitch black color with a brown head. It dissapears quite quick. Some lacing.
Smell is roasted malt, chocolate, toffee and coffee.
Taste is quite sweet first. Notes of dark chocolate, lots of coffee, toffee, almost Riesen. Some hops in the background but they are not that prominent as I expected. On the other hand that's only good according to me. Ends with a great bitterness. Much more balaced than other american imp. stouts I've had lately. Wonderful taste! Too drink this is like letting some chocolate toffee melt in your mouth, and even better! Aah.
Wonderful and filling in the mouth. Very creamy, quite thick, a bit sticky, but at the same time smooth. Wonderful and fantastic.
This is defintely a very nice sipper. Despite the 90+ IBU:s (?) it feels very balanced. Not too bitter, but not too sweet either. This is how I want to have my imperial stout! Fantastic! Very tasty! I'm really happy now.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2008 18:40:48 | More by Ljunkan
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3.64/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This review is for the 2014 release. Dark black pour. I chilled this one a bit (though I usually don't do this with Imperial Stouts), and got almost no head. Very light tan remnants floating on top of the glass.
On the nose, fudge chocolate dominates. This is mixed with an underlying herbal aroma, almost like basil. Also getting some root vegetable tones - carrots - demonstrating complexity.
Palate reveals complexity as well. Light roastiness. Light chocolate. Cherry. Blueberry jam. French roasted coffee.
Mouthfeel has decent carbonation, acceptable amount for the style.
Finish is medium light.
I had Stone's Woot stout earlier this week which in comparison is an outstanding brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 03:40:39 | More by artdob
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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