1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,933 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,933
Reviews: 2,583
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 523
Gots: 1,515 | FT: 85
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Stone Imperial Russian Stout Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 6,933 | Reviews: 2,583 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sampled August 2014 from bottles in pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark color, dark tan head that lasted for a while.

Smell: Sweet with strong coffee aromas, with some toasted/burnt hints.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt and hops. Dominated by toasted coffee, but with some chocolate flavor as well. Taste starts sweet with malts, then comes the roasted coffee flavors, and then a little bitterness from the hops. Overall a great combination.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but smooth.

Overall: Great stout. Best if you enjoy a combination both strong hops and malts. I will buy this again.

JJKBeerLvr, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Bear1964
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pour into a Pint glass from a 22oz bottle, pitch black pour with a fluffy tan head that turned into some very solid lace that hung on the glass from start to finish. Aroma held vanilla and alcohol notes with some roasted malts trying to peek out...they remained covered until the first taste. The taste is bitter/roasted coffee and malts with the alcohol present but not over powering, deep roasted flavors and some wood hints show up as the tasting goes on. The mouthfeel is so dead on for the style, thick/heavy on the tongue while leaving a nice roasted mild coffee/roasted flavor at the end. Overall I'm very impressed with this offering, I love RIS as a whole and I've had a lot of Stones products...this is a winner and I will pick it up when I can.

Bear1964, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of jjdc
4/5  rDev -7.8%

jjdc, Today at 02:01 AM
Photo of Seabass1964
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

Seabass1964, Sunday at 06:33 PM
Photo of Shollers
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Shollers, Sunday at 04:24 AM
Photo of turbotype
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

turbotype, Saturday at 11:48 PM
Photo of rightcoast7
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

rightcoast7, Saturday at 03:05 PM
Photo of millertime416
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

millertime416, Saturday at 07:55 AM
Photo of zelig
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

zelig, Saturday at 12:05 AM
Photo of Anaxagoris
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Anaxagoris, Friday at 07:51 PM
Photo of Sarge3130
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle dated 2/20/14 poured into Heavy Seas Snifter

A: Jet black with one finger of tan head. Nice lacing when swirled
A: Bitter roast, milk chocolate, ash, dark fruit
T: Heavy roast, raisins, chocolate and alcohol
M: Medium body. maybe a little thin for a RIS and not being barrel aged
O: I really enjoyed this beer especially after it warmed up to room temp. Nice milk chocolate and drank very well for 11%. price point is great too at under $10. solid 4.25

Sarge3130, Friday at 06:53 PM
Photo of Blaze5445
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Blaze5445, Friday at 02:56 AM
Photo of JasonL02
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%

JasonL02, Friday at 02:35 AM
Photo of Keyes88
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Keyes88, Thursday at 09:49 PM
Photo of poorbastard209
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%

poorbastard209, Thursday at 06:15 PM
Photo of Martinus
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Martinus, Thursday at 04:47 PM
Photo of SourMeTimber
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SourMeTimber, Thursday at 01:15 PM
Photo of Saviorself
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Saviorself, Wednesday at 10:35 AM
Photo of UlfAndreas
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

UlfAndreas, Wednesday at 06:14 AM
Photo of HugoSnyder
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

HugoSnyder, Wednesday at 04:36 AM
Photo of vonnerbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

vonnerbeer, Sep 16, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,933 ratings.