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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

6,540 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,540
Reviews: 2,564
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 474
Gots: 1,378 | FT: 77
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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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. A surprisingly top-notch Imperial Stout; despite its lofty spot on the BA rankings it’s always a pleasure to find a beer of this quality just sitting on shelves at a perfectly reasonable price.

Pours jet black, tight, creamy brown head; strong retention and lace; chocolate forward aroma with moderate roastiness; hints of anise; faded but lingering hops; very faint booze. The flavor is really nice and well-rounded, balancing some roasted, hoppy bitterness with a bit of sugary sweetness that’s very much in check and is never cloying. Both bitter and milk chocolate flavors emerge, although not quite as prominently as in the aroma. Again there is a light hit of anise and restrained booze; molasses, and faint coffee notes although that is clearly a tertiary flavor component.

Full bodied but not massive; medium to slightly low in carbonation, so it’s very much alive but not fizzy at all; quite smooth and creamy with just a touch of chewy stickiness. Really a pleasure to drink; I’ll grab this anytime I see it from now on and stash them in the cellar. Again it’s a phenomenal buy at 5 or 6 bucks a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 13:25:40 | More by tobelerone
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,540 ratings.