Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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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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