Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a 2007 vintage bomber into a pinot wine glass.
A-Jet black, very dark with a nice 1 finger thick chocolate milk colored head that is very thick and producing nice lacing on the glass. Head dissapated slowly but stayed around the outside of the glass the entire time.
S-Roasted coffee beans and some really dark bitter chocolate, molasses/maple syrup, definate roasted malt smell.
T-Very very dark chocolate but very smooth and creamy, then you get a huge burst of roasted coffee, followed by some date/fig flavors, the hops are nearly gone on this but there is a bitter citrus looming on the finish but not much as the dark malt flavors quickly disperse the bitterness.
M-Nice big/heavy body, very thick beer, as it should be. Alcohol is present but not overpowering. Carbonation is present and definately takes a back seat to the overpowering flavors and alcohol.
D-Very nice Beer, gonna try to finish this bomber by myself. Normally I would share this beer with at least one other person.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2009 21:12:50 | More by Schmaltzy
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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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