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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

6,540 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,540
Reviews: 2,564
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 474
Gots: 1,378 | FT: 77
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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msmezher

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've posted a few reviews of Stone beers so far with a disclaimer that I used to dislike Stone Brewery. At this point my mind is completely changed, and i'm enormously impressed with this beer, as well as the last two i reviewed, Ruination IPA and Juxtaposition Black Pilsner.
Russian Imperial is very fluid and light bodied with little carbonation and a strongly structured long lasting head. I poured this out into a pint glass and watched the head die down slowly over the black, chocolaty body. The taste was by far the beast part of the beer, rich chocolate, faint coffee, raisins and molasses. Overall one of the better stouts I've had this year (only surpassed by a few barrel aged ones such as The Abyss which dent your pocket quite a bit more).
Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 02:11:02 | More by msmezher
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,540 ratings.