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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

6,663 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,663
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 485
Gots: 1,419 | 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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stouty1

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

WOW! This shocked my pallete! Was hard to get down the first couple sips. I am glad I waited to review this to get a couple more sips in. Sips is all you can get. Limited Spring 2006 release.

Poured a deep dark purple black, no transmission of light what-so-ever! No head either. I poured aggressivley too and maybe was only able to get about a 1/4" max. Gone! Faster than I could get it up to my nose for a sniff.

Smells of dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Seems to be a theme going here. Some fruit essence in there somewhere.

Almost like drinking whiskey. Harsh at first with a smooth finish. Coffee and chocolate mixed with a tinge of sweetness finishes with a brandy-like flavor. Medium body despit the sluggish motor oil appearance. This is once a night beer due to the high octane level. Maybe would have been better with some aging.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2006 02:32:54 | More by stouty1
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,663 ratings.