Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by icetrauma:
4.65/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured this outta a 22oz bomber and into my Arrogant Bastard glass. Pours a black as midnight color. A dark tan lacy brown head appears that disappates within 1 minutes time.
Initial smell of this brew was deep roasted malts with scents of roasted java dominating the olfactory.
Taste was big at first sip. Nothing less then expected from Stone. Dark roasted coffee with a touch of prune. Alcohol hits 3/4 way through this brew but is gone by the end. Left with just a touch of hoppiness on the palate. As this fine brew warms up the alcohol becomes more pronounced as do the hops. As I approach 1/2 way through this bomber a warm fuzzy feeling over comes me. Nice. Very nice.
Mouthfeel was thinner then expected at first but then as it warmed the consistency is what I expected. A thick feeling that coated the mouth as this elixer of love was passed over the tongue and into the belly.
Lets face it. This is no session beer. It is a big beer full of flavor that will warm your inards on cool fall evening.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2009 02:06:11 | More by icetrauma
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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