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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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MCain04

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle 2013 vintage poured into a Darkness Tulip.

Almost-black body with a mocha head with great retention and lacing.

Smell is roasty with a ton of chocolate, some coffee, not too complex but great flavor profile.

Taste is of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Anise is present but not as heavy as I've seen it described before. Bitter throughout with an aftertaste lingering. Not overly sweet. No alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, rich, mild-moderate carbonation, sticky dry, very nice.

Overall, well-deserving of the praise it receives. Not the most exciting stout but it does what it tries to do and does it very well. Not hard to come by, not expensive, and delicious. Great bottle to pick up.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 21:40:46 | More by MCain04
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,615 ratings.