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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,631 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,631
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 479
Gots: 1,404 | FT: 78
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Texas

4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This review is of a bottle I cellared for a year: The IRS poured an opaque black with a slight tan head. The aroma held notes of molasses, dark chocolate, roasted malt with a slight hint of licorice and dark fruits. The taste followed suit with a strong note of molasses, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Obviously there was a lot going on in this brew and it deserves the strong reputation. The fantastic flavors only expanded as it warmed. A full and rich bodied beer that was a pleasure to consume.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 17:57:07 | More by brurevu
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Appearance: pours with half a finger of khaki head which settled in to the edges of the glass. Above average active carbonation for the style. Rings of sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Dark fruit, bitter chocolate, plenty of hops, and sweet malts jump out right away. Each time you take a pull, a different aroma seems to stand out. Caramel and molasses sweetness carries into the body and is the biggest player throughout drinking. Lightly roasted malts with some dry coffee grounds picked up on the back end.

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Overall: For me, Stone is one of the truly great breweries I have access to. Their lineup is complex and affordable, yet all their beers have their signature hop profile that says "this is american hoppy beer". This is a great RIS that I look forward to every year. In the end, they make great beer so they get my money.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,631 ratings.