Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,966 | Reviews: 2,530 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kagent777:
4.1/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 oz bottle purchased in Las Vegas from the 2011 release. This one is poured into my CCB snifter.
Appearance: Pours thick with a nice deep tan head about one finger thick. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: Cocoa, roast, coffee, spice and dried dark fruit (black cherries).
Taste: Semisweet bakers chocolate, roast with a bit of char, subtle dark fruits. This one is nice and complex. No American hops flavors, but a general bitterness on the back end from the generous hopping.
Mouthfeel: Thick and almost syrupy with a huge body. Almost too many residuals here. The carbonation is low and soft, great for the style.
Overall: A very tasty IRS, a little on the sweet side for me. I really wish we could get Stone in Utah.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2013 05:05:26 | More by kagent777
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4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Comes out jet black with a finger of brown head that slowly dissipates. Alcohol legs are on full display. On the nose I get roasted grains that lend a coffee aroma, plus charred wood, smoked meat, earthy hops, and some alcohol. The taste has a creamy chocolate quality with black currants, coffee, more of those earthy hops, and an astringent taste from the roasted grains. It feels quite full-bodied in the mouth and goes down velvety.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 00:14:46 | More by itsscience
4.63/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Got this on tap at the stone brewpub in the San Diego airport since I didn't have time to make it out to the brewery during my trip. Had it for breakfast with the duck confit eggs. Practically perfect stout for me. Licorice aroma, jet black color, nice crisp mouthfeel. Just a great clean stout. Will definitely look for it again.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 16:45:51 | More by skipxtracer
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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