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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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97
world-class

5,996 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5996
Reviews: 2531
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001)
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barnzy78

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Pours black with no transparency. Milk chocolaty brown head is thick but quick to dissipate. Aromas are sweet, toasty roasted malts, and chocolate - not much else. Mouth-feel is creamy and thick - coats the palate well. Tastes are bitter chocolate with hints of espresso and slight molasses. Lingering dark chocolate finish with white pepper and a hint of anise. As the ale approaches room temperature, fruity esters add to the complexity giving off notes of black cherry and black currant. Also is more boozy as it warms, although overall the alcohol is well concealed for an RIS (or IRS in this case). Really enjoyed this one. One of the better Imperial Stouts I've had, and yet another great Stone brew!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 03:23:54 | More by barnzy78
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,996 ratings.