Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
APPEARANCE: Jet black, with about an inch of coffee-colored head resting on top. After a couple of minutes the head settles down into a nice coaster-thick cap. The cap stick around even as I drink and doesn't fully disappear until mid-glass. The lacing is quite nice as well, covering about 70% of the back of the glass. This is a good looking stout.
SMELL: Roasty notes of coffee through first in the IRS's nose with a twinge of bitter dark chocolate underneath.
TASTE: The coffee is still the star of the show here, but the chocolate notes come through a lot stronger and they're accented by a pleasant hop bitterness.
MOUTHFEEL: For such an oily looking pour, the body is much lighter than expected. A light carbonation tickles the back of the mouth as it goes down smooth.
OVERALL: Unlike most other Imperial Stouts I've tried this one has a hop character that really comes through. The hops are not simply there to balance out an abundance of malt. This makes for a pleasant and more easy-drinking stout...at least if you're a hop head.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2013 04:51:57 | More by StoneTSR
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