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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

6,671 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,671
Reviews: 2,569
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 488
Gots: 1,422 | FT: 78
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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imperialbigswig

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4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clearly this is one of the most revered brews on the market, so admittedly I was holding it to a very high standard.
A- beautifully thich black and rich, motoroil.
S- dark chocolate, bakers chocolate and fresh coffee grinds.
T- It's all there, chocolates coffess, that roast flavor that the RISs have.
M-Oh yeah, rich thick chewy and sticky.
D-1 bottle tops, but lovin every last sip.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 14:41:18 | More by imperialbigswig
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I had Stone's Woot stout earlier this week which in comparison is an outstanding brew.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,671 ratings.