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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
96
world-class

6,837 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,837
Reviews: 2,578
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 507
Gots: 1,485 | FT: 84
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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JJKBeerLvr

Pennsylvania

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.

08-22-2014 20:58:05 | More by JJKBeerLvr
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4.69/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

08-10-2014 20:57:52 | More by Bear1964
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pdonovan16

Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +4.1%

09-01-2014 00:38:51 | More by pdonovan16
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jaramilr

California

4.84/5  rDev +11.5%

08-31-2014 23:16:38 | More by jaramilr
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Buttstallion

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.2%

08-31-2014 21:03:29 | More by Buttstallion
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Simply said this is what I like about trying different beers, once in a while you get to drink a beer that states the style without having overbearing qualities. And having said that this beer does just that, it has all the qualities of a Imperial Russian Stout and yet I can not discern any particular aspect that carries the beer, nothing overdone or overbearing----just a gosh darn tasty stout.

08-31-2014 20:59:02 | More by LXIXME
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Tikiri

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

08-31-2014 01:26:58 | More by Tikiri
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henshawb

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-30-2014 18:02:33 | More by henshawb
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-30-2014 13:48:06 | More by hozersr
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

Excellent interpretation of an Imperial Russian Stout. Nice and thick with full body and the 11%ABV really kicks you!

08-30-2014 04:25:15 | More by Richardbeerlover
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guajolote

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-30-2014 00:21:02 | More by guajolote
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Gdirt

Florida

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%

08-29-2014 20:50:25 | More by Gdirt
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Very good beer but disappointing, given some of the reviews here. From CA, I would take Old Rasputin any day. Nationally, give me KBS from Founders or Bourbon County from Goose Island. Still, a solid interpretation of a challenging style that is getting reduced too much in the U.S. right now to obviously big flavors and alcoholic contents which do not always behoove the style. Frankly, this is another example that tells me Stone is a very good brewery, but not a great one (despite the hype).

08-29-2014 20:47:54 | More by Wobbly
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2014 12:08:23 | More by costanzo_mike
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moneynoobject

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-28-2014 23:44:46 | More by moneynoobject
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ShriverMO

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-28-2014 15:40:18 | More by ShriverMO
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-28-2014 04:04:13 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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TNeedles

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-27-2014 22:35:20 | More by TNeedles
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Thothamon

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-27-2014 19:03:07 | More by Thothamon
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HossDaddy21


4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

08-27-2014 18:55:47 | More by HossDaddy21
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Lmr02011


3.04/5  rDev -30%

08-27-2014 18:29:17 | More by Lmr02011
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GeoChase90

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-27-2014 08:35:23 | More by GeoChase90
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -30.9%

08-27-2014 02:16:37 | More by GuidedByBill
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Skagnetti

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-26-2014 18:22:00 | More by Skagnetti
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jaeone

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-26-2014 03:44:37 | More by jaeone
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,837 ratings.