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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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7,445 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,445
Reviews: 2,627
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 654
Gots: 1,749 | FT: 100
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001

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Ratings: 7,445 | Reviews: 2,627
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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 Edition bottled on 3/18/2013 poured into a snifter. Gave a 1 finger head on the pour with a body as black as motor oil that hadn't been changed in 10 years. Head left a fair amount of lacing.

S- Huge hints of dark chocolate and expresso the minute you pour it. Sink your nose in the glass and you might get some plenty of roasted malts and a hint of coffee.

T- Roasted malts, dark, dark chocolate, and surprisingly an almost vanilla-like sweetness that creeps up of you but finishes bitter. Nicely balanced indeed.

M- Thick mouthfeel which is what you would expect from a powerhouse stout like this. Leaves and oily presence in the palate and on the lower side of carbonation.

Stone's Russian Imperial Stout is definitely a staple in the style. It has everything you could possibly want in an Imperial Stout, and some.

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A: Black as the night it was brewed on... Thick caramel colored head. Leaves plenty of lacing down the sides of the glass. Looking at it should excite beer fans.

S: Roasted Malts, chocolate, coffee and currants. Bit of a sweetness like brown sugar.

T: Big big flavor. The components of the smell come through strong, with a bit of a lingering malt flavor. Warms the body as it goes down. Wonderful. You know are getting alot of alcohol, but I would not say it is overwhelming.

F: Thick and smooth. Almost syrup like.

O: Worth the hype. Great beer. If you have not had it, find it and drink it.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,445 ratings.