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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,936 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,936
Reviews: 2,583
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 524
Gots: 1,516 | 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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22 oz. bottled 2/21/14.

Poured into snifter, this RIS leaves a tan head that dissipates quickly. A quick sign that this is a hoppy stout.
Nose reveals scents of toasted caramel and dark fruit. This is a wonderful RIS that hits all the right buttons. Black cherry quickly sliding to a slightly overdone Colombian roast coffee.
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Even considering this is 7 months old. Perhaps, in another few months the hops might fade a bit more to allow the malt to come through.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,936 ratings.