Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by msh4k3:
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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3.64/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This review is for the 2014 release. Dark black pour. I chilled this one a bit (though I usually don't do this with Imperial Stouts), and got almost no head. Very light tan remnants floating on top of the glass.
On the nose, fudge chocolate dominates. This is mixed with an underlying herbal aroma, almost like basil. Also getting some root vegetable tones - carrots - demonstrating complexity.
Palate reveals complexity as well. Light roastiness. Light chocolate. Cherry. Blueberry jam. French roasted coffee.
Mouthfeel has decent carbonation, acceptable amount for the style.
Finish is medium light.
I had Stone's Woot stout earlier this week which in comparison is an outstanding brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 03:40:39 | More by artdob
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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