Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2007 vintage. 22 oz bomber. I couldn't resist temptation!
Appearance- Deep & Dark inviting color like the night of a new moon. Pours a very rich and creamy looking tan head, plenty o-bubbles.
Smell- malty, biscuity, nutty with a strong smell of alcohol. The malt really shines thru on this. No noticeable hop aroma picked up with this beer.
Taste-Carmel notes, toasted, roasted malt and tobacco, very alcoholic with a subtle astringent undertone, almost winey. Clearly a well balanced beer with high gravity in mind.
Adequate carbonation. This is a warming full bodied, smooth drinking beer. It's easy to believe that this is an all malt beverage, let alone over 10%. It's clearly got the body to go with the style.
Drinkability- This is a big beer. I could probably handle more then one on a cold Winter's night, but alas for a showery Autumn evening one is the perfect amount.
This beer should age very well. It's as complex as it gets and it would be a shame if the 2007 were no longer available to me locally (within 25 miles).
Outstanding beer. Well done Stone!
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2007 18:20:51 | More by deanhead
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