Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RunawayJim:
3.85/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter. Pours a pitch black with a small dark tan head that lingers for a bit.
Smells of dark roasted coffee and roasted malts.
Taste was a little disappointing. There was a strong metallic taste to it that lasted throughout the bottle. Other than that, there were a lot of roasted coffee bitterness, some dark chocolate notes, and a slight hint of malty sweetness.
The beer was thick and a little oily in the mouth and quite drinkable for a 10.8% ABV beer. There was absolutely no taste of alcohol at all.
Regarding the metallic taste, it also seemed a little rough. I plan on picking up another one and aging it for a while to see how it comes out. I imagine it'll smooth out a bit and hopefully that metallic taste will go away.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2008 20:04:44 | More by RunawayJim
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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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