Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
Feb. 2014 release - tasted fresh and again at 6 months. 55deg. in tulip glass.
A - Jet black with ~1.5" head when poured aggressively.
S - Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, malt, smoke, and alcohol
T/M - Initial tasting was mostly bitter chocolate , alcohol, and a little thin. At 6 months the coffee, vanilla, and other flavors start to emerge and the texture is creamier.
O - As with most beers of this style, it gets better with age. I thought the fresh bottle was okay, but many of the components were harsh (hops, chocolate, alcohol). It comes together nicely and will probably be even better at the next 6 month interval. Prost!
08-16-2014 21:15:59 | More by Bowers-Brew
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,786 ratings.