Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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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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