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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

6,649 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,649
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 480
Gots: 1,411 | 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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PSUBeerman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle (Spring 2008 release); tulip glass

Pours in thick, dark and rich with a foamy 1 finger head. The head is tan and has a neat glistening copper ring around the edge. Nice lacing.

The aroma is outstanding, dominated by bitter chocolate, roastiness, malts, and anise. I picked up a little alcohol in the aroma as well.

Taste is superb. Bitter and sweet chocolate, coffee, malty and nice touch of hops. Alcohol, although evident, is well incorporated. Very aggressive flavors, but very well balanced.

Mouth feel is thick, but creamy. Very smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall, this was an experience with the complexity of flavors. The was very strong, but nothing was overpowering. It was hard to put down and simply "sip".

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2009 02:12:25 | More by PSUBeerman
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,649 ratings.