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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

6,642 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,642
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 480
Gots: 1,409 | FT: 78
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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vladtheimpaler

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4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2003 Bottle courtesy of Eyedrinkale. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of hops and chocolate. Big malty flavor, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Flavor has some hops and plenty of malt bitterness in addition to all that hop bitterness. One tasty Russian. Thanks Mike!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2004 19:02:30 | More by vladtheimpaler
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Smell: Dark fruit, bitter chocolate, plenty of hops, and sweet malts jump out right away. Each time you take a pull, a different aroma seems to stand out. Caramel and molasses sweetness carries into the body and is the biggest player throughout drinking. Lightly roasted malts with some dry coffee grounds picked up on the back end.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,642 ratings.