Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SWMeyer4141:
4.47/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Recently haven't been enjoying Big Imperial Stouts then I thoguht. They've been a little thin and sour. Not exactly sure whats wrong w/ me or if the beer is bad. Figured I'd open up something good and see If I'm okay or not.
52 Degrees straight from fridge. Poured into my wife's Red Wine Glass.
Appearance-Black as shit. Head is a frothy tan head, about 1 finger. Dissipates quickly as expected leaving some minimal lacing.
Smell-Very roasty with some light booze. Some coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, as long as some smooth milky chocolate. A little bit subtle.
Taste-Upfront sweet malts and chocolate. Molasses, Syrup, and some Dark Fruits. Clean, smooth finish. Just a perfectly balanced beers on so many levels and the beer is 10.5%!
Mouthfeel-Medium to High body, smooth, creamy, vevelty. Carbonation is on the lower end, but it let the flavors shine.
Overall-So this beer isn't too hard to get when it comes out, it's a super RARE beer. It's about 6 to 8 bucks, and it's fucking delicious. A true winner and I WILL be buying a case of the 2012 next summer.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 01:28:25 | More by SWMeyer4141
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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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