Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.38/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Limited Spring 2009 Release.
Drinking this as I type. Was intending to keep this a little longer but became one of those 'special occasions because I opened the beer' moments you hear about in movies like Sideways.
Typical stout appearance. One quarter inch darkisg magnolia head which thins over the course of the drink but never fully disappears. Opaque glossy black. Dark earthy tar-ish nose but sort of subtle about it.
Very very very long on the palate, so intense and so long (yeah, I mentioned that) but just not overly heavy but intense, dense, eartry and complex too.. Love the 100% like black chocolate quality too. There's a tannic vinous quality about it as well. The booze slowly creeps up on you.
Truly great. A true Imperial Russian Stout but not stupidly huge and roidish either. Just right.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2012 22:21:07 | More by Zimbo
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