Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by uberabr:
4.6/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer is so intense. Everything about it is bold and robust, it makes quite an impression.
Poured from a 22 into a snifter. Moderate carbonation and mild mocha colored head. Appearance is a deep black with some reddish hues. Not much lacing. Aroma is pretty subtle but it's very nice -- a roasted malty nut predominates along with some crisp hop and a slight estery plum. A hint of molasses and grape, it's got a light fruity thing going on in the background.
Body is wonderful, it's light and effervescent in the mouth. Extremely drinkable for such an alcoholic brew. Taste is rich, it really explodes in the mouth, and seems to have distinct waves of various flavors coming through. Initially it's a little bitter, just light and frothy and a tad phenolic. It then quickly rounds out into a rich combination of chocolates, caramels, and roasted nuts, with some apple and orange peel. Maybe a touch of black tea. It leaves the mouth with a buttery malt, more of the phenols, and a touch of that acidic orange peel. It's literally mouth watering, and my glass is getting empty quickly.
All in all a lovely brew and a very impressive imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2010 18:46:23 | More by uberabr
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