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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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6,965 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,965
Reviews: 2,585
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 528
Gots: 1,524 | 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)
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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
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Would strongly recomend!!!

rden4654, Tuesday at 04:22 PM
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Creosote, Monday at 12:28 AM
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 2/21/14; into a snifter.
Appearance - black syrup out of the bottle, but presents with a slight brownish cola tint on the bottom of the snifter. Thin brown head that leaves decent lacing.
Smell - coffee, vanilla bean and bourbon.
Taste - heavy roasted coffee bean, chocolate and bourbon; huge flavors!
Feel - bold and complex feel, heavy and creamy! Booze certainly noticeable, but hard to sit the glass down!
Overall - would love if Stone offered this in a 12 oz bottle in a 6 or 4 pack or as apart of the mixed 12. The price is definitely reasonable, but if this would go the way of Sublimely...I'd consider this a must have.

DenverHopHead, Sunday at 09:21 PM
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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Kylo76, Sunday at 03:16 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Potent Russian Stout. Pours to a full 2 fingers of head. Dark chocolate color. Traditional stout aromas of coffee and chocolate. Big and creamy in the mouth. Smooth and thick going down. Very tasty. A 750ml bottle resulted in a nice mild buzz.

uvachief, Sunday at 03:21 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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