Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hoppyhampy:
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage. I wasn't planning on aging this bottle this. I actually prefer this one fresh. I will review it again when this year's release comes out. Pours pitch black with two fingers of roasted brown, frothy head. Decent lacing. Nose is mainly roasted coffee and brown sugar malt with nice cocoa and dark chocolate notes. A hint of alcohol can be detected as well. Very rich and full bodied mouthfeel but not too heavy or syrupy. Carbonation is right where it needs to be for the style. Malty sweet on the palate with a slight hint of alcohol. Bittersweet chocolate throughout, with a coffee and cream finish. The hops aren't quite gone either, keeping it from being too sweet and malty. Very drinkable for such a big beer. I haven't had this in a couple of years and it is still one of my faves. As much as I like this aged bottle, I can't wait to pick up a fresh one soon.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 04:05:02 | More by hoppyhampy
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4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Comes out jet black with a finger of brown head that slowly dissipates. Alcohol legs are on full display. On the nose I get roasted grains that lend a coffee aroma, plus charred wood, smoked meat, earthy hops, and some alcohol. The taste has a creamy chocolate quality with black currants, coffee, more of those earthy hops, and an astringent taste from the roasted grains. It feels quite full-bodied in the mouth and goes down velvety.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 00:14:46 | More by itsscience
4.63/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Got this on tap at the stone brewpub in the San Diego airport since I didn't have time to make it out to the brewery during my trip. Had it for breakfast with the duck confit eggs. Practically perfect stout for me. Licorice aroma, jet black color, nice crisp mouthfeel. Just a great clean stout. Will definitely look for it again.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 16:45:51 | More by skipxtracer
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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