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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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7,049 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,049
Reviews: 2,591
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 539
Gots: 1,559 | FT: 88
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JamesStreet, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ChrisL24481, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of brewcifix
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Stone pours thick, deep black with ample fluffy mocha head. Lacing is there for sure.

S- Strong caramel mingles with milk chocolate, cream, molasses, bread, cereal, dark fruit, and notes of coffee. Stone IRS taxes the nose with a rich, complex bouquet that is just downright titillating.

T- The gargoyle does not disappoint! Roasted malts, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar give way to a slightly hoppy, bitter and roasty malt finish that's smoothed out with cream. Dark roasted malts and- maybe even a little smoke- linger long on the palate. The delightfully bitter finish demands that sweet, creamy front. You will find it hard to put this stout down. Alcohol is imperceptible due to the immense flavor until it warms the throat.

M- This Imperial is a heavy weight. It is thick with moderate carbonation to cleanse your tongue.

Overall, this is a phenomenal Russian Imperial. It's amazingly intricate nose and flavor make it easy to drink despite its heaviness. Righteously, this brew actually opens up as it warms. Take your time for the full experience. This concoction is a pure joy ride!

brewcifix, Jun 27, 2013
4/5  rDev -7.8%

WOLFGANG, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jbaakko, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in an original Stone IRS snifter glass. (2013 release).

Appearance: Pours a dark thick opaque midnight brown, the head a slight dark tan rising to at least a finger's length. Looks absolutely fabulous.

Smell: Weakest property of the beer, still me rating it at a four should tell you something. Strong roasted chocolate that goes in and out

Taste: A dark chocolate, light coffee bean feel. The flavors are complex you feel a sweetness to it which is ridiculously easy to love. Unique bitterness makes this brew a classic.

Mouth: Medium bodied carbonation with a full flavored after-taste makes this brew pretty damn smooth.

Overall: This is firggin' good beer, I have had it before and has been at least a year since the last time I seen it out here in Long Island. Easily one of the best Russian Imperials Stouts that I have had and the one that i will keep having. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jun 27, 2013
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,049 ratings.