Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,966 | Reviews: 2,530 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by maggotbrain:
4.7/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The beer pours black with a moderate brown head. The head has died down to a thin film and there is a little lacing on the glass.
The beer smells very rich: coffee, a little dark chocolate, and a bit of black licorice.
The taste is a mix of dark-roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of black licorice. The alcohol isn't very evident. What a delicious imperial stout.
The mouthfeel is appropriately thick with little carbonation. It is just a little slick.
The drinkability is great considering how big this beer is. Stone is such an incredible brewing company.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2005 00:29:39 | More by maggotbrain
More User Reviews:
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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