Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz. bottle of Spring 2009 release.
A – Poured into snifter. Cola-colored black. Only 1 finger of dark tan head that dissipated quickly. Nearly no lacing left behind on the glass.
S – Overwhelming level of roasted malts and caramel. A hint of coffee and alcohol are apparent.
T – The complexity of malts is interesting. First sweet roasted malts that are a bit nutty come through. This gives way to a nice bitterness similar to drinking espresso or eating dark chocolate that lingers on your palate. Some hops can be noted in the finish.
M – Heavy on the palate. Medium level of carbonation. There is also a fair amount of burn from the 10.5% alcohol.
D – Nice representation of an Imperial Russian Stout. Liked it and would recommend trying. Glad I let it age for 2 years.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2011 20:53:10 | More by swierczt
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