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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,659 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,659
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 483
Gots: 1,418 | FT: 79
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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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber of the 2013 vintage, roughly 8 months old. Given a few minutes in the fridge out of the cellar 10.6% abv

Pours jet black with two and a half finger of khaki tinged foam (I was a little aggressive with the pour.) Retention has died down to a half finger then to a frothy ring, pretty good lacing on the sides

Edit- second pour was much more amiable. A finger and a half of head with an improved retention rate

Smell is nice and strong, I catch notes just moving around the glass. Putting my nose in it- rich roasted dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, figs, cherry, and a little bit of alcohol. Everything comes together well

Taste is with the nose, strength is in a different order though- toasted dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, vanilla, a little hoppiness, and some alcohol on the end. Like the aroma, everything comes together really well, delicious beer

Feel is thick and creamy, heavy and sticky. Alcohol is concealed well, should disappeared all together pretty soon. Dangerously drinkable

Overall one of the better RIS available on a wide scale. These always give me a reason to look forward to spring

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 01:18:37 | More by lordofstarside
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,659 ratings.