Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.13/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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Pours with a dark brown/black body, pitch, zero light penetration, none at all, head forms, dark tan but soon dissolves into the main body, thick thick body, oily , just like crude oil
Smell, I was a little bit taken back by the sweetness, slight alcohol aroma and a roasted malty kick
Taste, caramel and toffee, creamy mouthfeel, slight alcohol finish. Suprisingly sweet
A nice stout, the first imperial i've had but a little too sweet for my liking, i cant imagine getting this again (since it'd be a 10000 mile trip), made fantastic pork and apple sausages though
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2004 20:04:51 | More by cypressbob
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4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
This is the third time I've had this beer. However, I only gave it a month to condition before I drank it so the taste was less mellow than usual. However, it's still worthy of a review in my opinion. Here goes:
A: Deep, dark black. Completely opaque. Appears very thick, too. This beer, unfortunately, has no head and very little lacing (I guess it's because of the density). Also very little carbonation. Kind of disappointing.
S: Not disappointing at all. Very robust chocolate imparted from the heavily-kilned malts. Some dark fruit and licorice, but these smells are rather muted. No detectable hops or yeast. I love chocolatey RIS beers, so the smell made me smile.
T: Very good, but not perfect. Again, maybe it's because I didn't wait long enough for it to condition. Initial taste is one of dark chocolate followed by plum, raisins, dates, licorice and jam. The latter tastes linger on the palate a little too long after consumption, but maybe this is owing to the beer's thickness. Very complex flavor profile that combines chocolate with dark fruit. Good.
M: Excellent. Thick and creamy. The only thing keeping it from being perfect is the lack of carbonation.
O: A very good beer from Stone. While not perfect, it's most certainly a beer that I will be getting again and again.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 07:31:14 | More by leantom
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,541 ratings.