Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
bomber into my deschutes snifter. 2009 batch.
a - pours black with a finger or so of light brown, sudsy foam on top. head calms slowly to a thin film and leaves a few spot of lacing on the sides of the glass.
s - dark chocolate, licorice, black cherry, a bit leathery, faint alcohol.
t - roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, faint tobacco, faint charcoal, faint alcohol taste. all blended so well that you can barely tell where one flavor stops and the other starts.
m - heavier side of medium with the perfect amount of carbonation. finer co2 profile. exceptionally smooth. faint alcohol warming.
o - very drinkable and very enjoyable. seriously one of the best beers on the planet. pretty much sets the standard for russian imperial stouts imo. the only way i could think of to improve on this would be to have an older batch and on tap.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2012 06:52:24 | More by divineaudio
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