Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brewcifix:
4.15/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Stone pours thick, deep black with ample fluffy mocha head. Lacing is there for sure.
S- Strong caramel mingles with milk chocolate, cream, molasses, bread, cereal, dark fruit, and notes of coffee. Stone IRS taxes the nose with a rich, complex bouquet that is just downright titillating.
T- The gargoyle does not disappoint! Roasted malts, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar give way to a slightly hoppy, bitter and roasty malt finish that's smoothed out with cream. Dark roasted malts and- maybe even a little smoke- linger long on the palate. The delightfully bitter finish demands that sweet, creamy front. You will find it hard to put this stout down. Alcohol is imperceptible due to the immense flavor until it warms the throat.
M- This Imperial is a heavy weight. It is thick with moderate carbonation to cleanse your tongue.
Overall, this is a phenomenal Russian Imperial. It's amazingly intricate nose and flavor make it easy to drink despite its heaviness. Righteously, this brew actually opens up as it warms. Take your time for the full experience. This concoction is a pure joy ride!
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 22:25:20 | More by brewcifix
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4.25/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Pretty black, minimal coffee lacing. Must have some carb, because little fishes are biting insects at the surface.
S- charred dark fruits, molasses, toffee, burnt caramel
T- More dark fruit. This one is probably aged perfectly. No oxidation present. Some chocolate and molasses. Some biting black liquorice at the end
M- Pretty thick for a stout, nothing major. Some carb
O- A great stout. Very well done; simple and to the point
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:25:27 | More by gueuzedreg
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,720 ratings.