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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,618 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,618
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 479
Gots: 1,400 | FT: 78
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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msh4k3

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage served in oversized wine glass

A. Pitch black with 1 finger in a half of tan head. Shortly the head receeds to soapy film on the surface.

S. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts. Mostly the roated malts!

T. Really complex. chocolate, caramel, coffee flavors hits your palate. Then you get complex blend of roasted malts. Then after the visceral assault from the flavor you get a bit of a bourbonish flavored backend alcohol warming.

M. Really light mild to low carbonation. not oily or anything not a lot of bitterness retention or anything. A bit of alcohol warming so don't pound this thing!

O. Really complex RIS. Its at a great price range, and availability to really load up a nice stash and age it or drink a ton of it. Really up there on my list!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 06:31:46 | More by msh4k3
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,618 ratings.