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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

6,659 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,659
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 483
Gots: 1,418 | FT: 79
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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cbarrett4

Oregon

4.97/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip glass. Noticed a surprising lack of a head though there was some carbonation noticable in the beer once poured. The color is dark, almost completely opaque with minimal effervesence. Once the glass was brought to the nose, the joy began. This amazing brew displayed a burnt toffee, espresso, caramel, molasses, black currant, and prune nose. Imagine pouring a burnt espresso over a caramel and currant tart. Wow! The first sip was almost sheer horror! Your palate needs to be ready for this monster! But after our initial shock, the beer seemed to get better with each sip.

The palate is dominated by burnt espresso and coffee flavors with some caramel hints. The beer is weighty and rich without seeming too heavy. I would pair this with dessert, especially chocolate, or rich food such as game or stew. It is especially nice on its own.

I want to hate Stone Brewery because everybody I know raves about their beer, but I have to admit that their popularity is well deserved.

(Tasted Aug 24, 2009)

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 21:35:38 | More by cbarrett4
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,659 ratings.