Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2011 Batch. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance. Pitch black. Pours with a finger and a half of head, which quickly dissipates to a nice half a finger on top of the beer. Nice head retention for a beer this strong, really. Minimal lacing, but nice alcohol feet.
Smell. Dark fruit, specifically currant, dominates the smell. There is also a good dose of dark roasty malts and definitely creamy chocolate. Some alcohol is present as well.
Taste. Slightly bitter roasty malt to start. Quickly turns sweet, with a weird, but excellent, combination of chocolate dark grape and raisin. Some bitterness returns, but the raisin flavor persists also joined by some more roasted malts. The finish is dry and slightly bitter with lingering raisin.
Mouthfeel. Thick body, moderate to low carbonation.
What an amazing stout. Its even nicer that it is both cheap and available. Cant wait to age some of these.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2012 01:33:12 | More by jtingue
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