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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

6,682 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,682
Reviews: 2,571
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 489
Gots: 1,428 | 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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Bomber to tulip.

Nose: Surprisingly fruity on the nose. Dark fruits, chocolate, earthy/dirt(y).

Flavor: Sweet malty, fruity entry. Oaky sweetness and warmth, dark fruits-prunes, dark chocolate, dark roasty malts, hints of coffee, slight ashy/acrid (near finish), comes to drying finish. Minimal alcohol detected on the finish, spiciness on finish as well. Finishing bitterness (and earthiness) of hops and chocolate intertwined. High drinkability. Nice grainy, cereal finish as the beer warms. All of this is in a nice harmonious balance. You have to try this vintage (2014), a great beer!

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Smell- Prunes, raisins, coffee, soy sauce.

Taste- Chocolate, dates, coffee, vanilla, tobacco. Boozy finish.

Mouthfeel- Thick like a milkshake, very oily.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,682 ratings.