Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by davidchollar:
4.63/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Enveloped in darkness, an absence of light in my tulip. Fat, brown head on top. The retention and lacing are adequate. This beer looks really good but smells even better.
Like the best doppelbock I've had the pleasure of quaffing, this is obviously a malt bomb. But wait, there's so much more! While initial smells reveal whoppers and coffee, a little more sniffing brings out the IBUs. And tasting confirms this. Holy hoppy ... wow. All together now, mocha, chocolate, coffee, cookies and liqueur. With a big vicious liquorice bite.
Mouthfeel is outstanding, so full and smooth. But at nearly 11%, it loses a point for drinkability as a bottle of this is dangerous. I've only had a few RISs, but I would say Stone's has a pretty unique flavor. Yeah, I'll be getting this again!
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2008 20:08:04 | More by davidchollar
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