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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

6,669 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,669
Reviews: 2,569
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 488
Gots: 1,420 | FT: 79
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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soulfly967

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 Edition.

Poured into my tulip glass a black blacker than any beer i have ever seen before. I held it up to the light in the kitchen... nothing... total darkness. She had a nice dark brown head that fell to a ring around the glass leaving no lacing at all. The smell is of roasted malts, molasses, fresh brewed coffee, rich dark chocolate, and hints of vanilla and alcohol. The taste was a powerful roasted malt, with chocolate, coffee leading into an aftertaste of slight hops alcohol and dark chocolate lingering on the tongue. The mouthfeel is rich, creamy, very thick and enjoyable. Very drinkable beer for an impy stout lover like myself. I cannot wait to try this one after it has some age on it. So good, so damn good.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2005 02:33:17 | More by soulfly967
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I had Stone's Woot stout earlier this week which in comparison is an outstanding brew.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,669 ratings.