Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by xnicknj:
4.35/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.
A - Black as night and viscous with a frothy coffee brown head, bubbling up and unleashing a thick head with substantial retention and some stick lacing.
S - Thick roasted malts, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and a hint of booze.
T - This beer is massive. Beginning with heavy malts mixed with grain, some rich sweetness kicks in with molasses and roasted qualities. The 10.5% alcohol is present but definitely not overbearing, as dark fruit and chocolate flavors wrap around the palate along with a dash of heat from the booze and hops. It finishes clear and dry along with some tingly warmth and stickiness.
M/D - An overall mix of creaminess, smoothness, warmth, and crispiness. This is a true slow sipper, but it's so delicious that you might find it difficult not to drink it too fast.
Stone Brewing Company is on point as always. This is a nearly infallible beer, with boatloads of delectable qualities. Released every spring, this is a MUST have for pretty much everyone.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2010 06:11:21 | More by xnicknj
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4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Comes out jet black with a finger of brown head that slowly dissipates. Alcohol legs are on full display. On the nose I get roasted grains that lend a coffee aroma, plus charred wood, smoked meat, earthy hops, and some alcohol. The taste has a creamy chocolate quality with black currants, coffee, more of those earthy hops, and an astringent taste from the roasted grains. It feels quite full-bodied in the mouth and goes down velvety.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 00:14:46 | More by itsscience
4.63/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Got this on tap at the stone brewpub in the San Diego airport since I didn't have time to make it out to the brewery during my trip. Had it for breakfast with the duck confit eggs. Practically perfect stout for me. Licorice aroma, jet black color, nice crisp mouthfeel. Just a great clean stout. Will definitely look for it again.
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2014 16:45:51 | More by skipxtracer
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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