Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.78/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2010 Vintage, had on April 18th 2011.
A: Black as death. Thick two finger tall dark brown head. Great lacing along the side.
S: Huge chocolate and roasted malt, small levels of hoppy notes.
T: Complex. Lots of roasted malt but it's not giving a burnt flavor. Instead abundant levels of chocolate, some coffee, and a sugariness is present. Bitter qualities come in on the need lightly, but all hop flavors have practically disappeared.
M: Luscious, velvety texture. Clings to the mouth and lingers their. Pretty heavy, but not the heaviest IRS i've had. Old Rasputin would be slightly thicker.
O: Amazing beer. I can only image what another year or two would do to the complexity.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2011 20:04:54 | More by ncfranklin
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