Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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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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