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

7,300 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,300
Reviews: 2,602
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 594
Gots: 1,648 | FT: 94
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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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of indurTheB
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of norrisk66
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kvannost802
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archyquaffer
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a 2014 offering. A moderate pour from a bomber into a schooner glass produces a subdued pale tan head of less than a half inch. The beer appears very viscous during the pour, and appears very nearly black- the light from a mini Maglite doesn't even penetrate.

The aroma-flavor is very malty and estery, with a plethora of dark fruit, molasses, port wine and dark bread notes. There's also a touch of chocolate in there, but not a lot of roasted grain bitterness. A base of earthy hops provides balance and some citrus notes along the edges, but it's not ridiculously hopped. Some alcohol warming is apparent but no bite. In general, its rich and flavorful, with a full-throated flavor and mouthfeel.

This is a world-class beer and definitely better than another domestic offering that I tried recently, which was soooooo bitter and practically undrinkable. This beer restores my faith in the style.

This beer was a good deal at 7.59 for the bomber. Enjoyed on Christmas 2014.

Photo of NickSMpls
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of backer80
3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of inonesock
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jofroi
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dymmig89
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lurkerson
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of gobuccos
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,300 ratings.