Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.65/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Nice deep deep brown. Cant see through the beer at all. Fluffy coffee brown head that bubbles away rather quickly. Can already tell that the lacing is very good. Massive Massive Nose! Was able to smell this thing from an arms reach away. Big roasted malts with lots of chocolate and coffee. Underlying is vanilla beans and chickory. Smells delightful really.
Big chewy and viscous! Sweet cocoa, vanilla bean and caramel up front. Extremely clean and well blended flavors. Coffee and earthy bitterness creates impeccable balance. The flavors hold up to the brisk carbonation. Drying chalk balanced by roasted malt sweetness. An incredibly simple yet complex beer. In beer advocates top 10 for reason. So mellow and smooth with a delightful creamy character and residual sweetness accompanied by a brisk imperial stout bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2012 03:01:24 | More by jtierney89
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