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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,992 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5992
Reviews: 2531
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001)
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jujubeast6000

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4.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed 1/13/2009 (bottled Spring 2008):

Pours a pitch black color body. Average brown head, good lacing and somewhat lasting. Strong bitter coffee aroma. Spices and alcohol. Musty. Very complex. Coffee, bitter chocolate taste. Slight black licorice taste. Malty roasted flavor, creamy mouthfeel. Almost oatmeal tasting. Very tasty. Dusty taste. Wow, this is a good beer, best I've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 05:56:06 | More by jujubeast6000
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 5,992 ratings.