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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,998 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5998
Reviews: 2531
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001)
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horndecker

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Inky black, oily, reddish-purple tinge at the edges. Slow-motion fine froth forms eventually. Carbonation is there however, just held in check by the alcohol. Big malt and espresso runs through the nose. Caramel, bittersweet chocolate, orange peel. Syrupy sweet start to the taste - turkish coffee, roasted malt, burnt edges, dark fruits. Long finish slowly turns mildly bitter and earthy. Alcohol shows itself in the aftertaste, a little bit of lip-numbing tongue-tickling burn. Still remains smooth and silky down the hatch. Nothing harsh. Mouthfeel is fine, full and foamy. The aftertaste actually has two parts, at first a mild alcoholic chocolate bitterness, the second being a bright herbal tang.

This stuff is gorgeous and dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2006 02:39:57 | More by horndecker
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,998 ratings.