Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.78/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours black with a creamy chocolate brown head. The head dissipates slowly, leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. Some lacing is left on the glass during consumption. The alcohol smell is very forward in the aroma, but I can also catch dark roasted malts and coffee in the aroma. It's very inviting. The alcohol definitely comes through in the taste here. I can also pick up the roasted malts and coffee flavors that I smelled. I also pick up some dark chocolate flavor and anise as well. I might not have been lookign for anise if not for the description on the bottle. There is also some hop bitterness there to balance this big brew. The alcohol definitely has a warming effect and a bottle of this would be perfect for a cold winter night. This is a medium to full bodied beer and it is a sipper. It is smooth and creamy. The drinkability is high. Overall, this is an excellent beer and a good example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2012 00:54:36 | More by acevenom
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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