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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

6,541 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,541
Reviews: 2,565
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 475
Gots: 1,378 | FT: 76
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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VTaler

Vermont

4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Very very dark. Head is very small though
S - Smells like a chocolate cake.
T - A dive into this dark retched beast I I'm surround by chocolate malts. A little bit of spiciness hits the tongue. The alcohol monster is present and it just is hiding in a deep dark cave of chocolate. It does not leave a bad taste in your mouth. It taste like creamy chocolate milk but with much more kick.
M - Thick
D- I could have alot

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 22:13:16 | More by VTaler
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leantom

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is the third time I've had this beer. However, I only gave it a month to condition before I drank it so the taste was less mellow than usual. However, it's still worthy of a review in my opinion. Here goes:

A: Deep, dark black. Completely opaque. Appears very thick, too. This beer, unfortunately, has no head and very little lacing (I guess it's because of the density). Also very little carbonation. Kind of disappointing.

S: Not disappointing at all. Very robust chocolate imparted from the heavily-kilned malts. Some dark fruit and licorice, but these smells are rather muted. No detectable hops or yeast. I love chocolatey RIS beers, so the smell made me smile.

T: Very good, but not perfect. Again, maybe it's because I didn't wait long enough for it to condition. Initial taste is one of dark chocolate followed by plum, raisins, dates, licorice and jam. The latter tastes linger on the palate a little too long after consumption, but maybe this is owing to the beer's thickness. Very complex flavor profile that combines chocolate with dark fruit. Good.

M: Excellent. Thick and creamy. The only thing keeping it from being perfect is the lack of carbonation.

O: A very good beer from Stone. While not perfect, it's most certainly a beer that I will be getting again and again.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 07:31:14 | More by leantom
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,541 ratings.