Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 5,966 | Reviews: 2,530 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by boelker62:
3.8/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
2007 Version - Yeah, I know, it needs some months behind it, but I had to check out the product before I cellar the beasts, check my review on the '04 I had recently, that's what I am hoping to approach.
A - motor oil still, yep. Got that. Mostly diminishing heavily brown head. Did leave some lacing on the way down.
S - a heavy onslaught of toasted grains and a plethora of coffee, chicory and a touch of chocolate. A heavy yeast aroma of doughy goodness.
T - falls a bit short in the fresh version of this, comparitively, but still impressive. Where this brew really shines is the complexity and depth of tastes that remain over the duration of the palate. While the initial nose meets the initial taste as sweet and thick, every taste and aroma previously described, waits in line on your palate to introduce themselves seperately. Beautiful.
M - oily, yep. Can't get more descriptive than that, but I will add that the alcohol is still noticeable in the fresh version as well, but comes out more with age.
D - just one, call me a wimp. I could take more, but it deserves a "limited engagement" status.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2007 12:01:14 | More by boelker62
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Comes out jet black with a finger of brown head that slowly dissipates. Alcohol legs are on full display. On the nose I get roasted grains that lend a coffee aroma, plus charred wood, smoked meat, earthy hops, and some alcohol. The taste has a creamy chocolate quality with black currants, coffee, more of those earthy hops, and an astringent taste from the roasted grains. It feels quite full-bodied in the mouth and goes down velvety.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 00:14:46 | More by itsscience
4.63/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Got this on tap at the stone brewpub in the San Diego airport since I didn't have time to make it out to the brewery during my trip. Had it for breakfast with the duck confit eggs. Practically perfect stout for me. Licorice aroma, jet black color, nice crisp mouthfeel. Just a great clean stout. Will definitely look for it again.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 16:45:51 | More by skipxtracer
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,966 ratings.