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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

6,790 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,790
Reviews: 2,574
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 504
Gots: 1,465 | 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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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Feb. 2014 release - tasted fresh and again at 6 months. 55deg. in tulip glass.

A - Jet black with ~1.5" head when poured aggressively.

S - Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, malt, smoke, and alcohol

T/M - Initial tasting was mostly bitter chocolate , alcohol, and a little thin. At 6 months the coffee, vanilla, and other flavors start to emerge and the texture is creamier.

O - As with most beers of this style, it gets better with age. I thought the fresh bottle was okay, but many of the components were harsh (hops, chocolate, alcohol). It comes together nicely and will probably be even better at the next 6 month interval. Prost!

08-16-2014 21:15:59 | More by Bowers-Brew
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RoyFokker

California

2.76/5  rDev -36.4%

08-16-2014 20:59:38 | More by RoyFokker
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MimDIPA

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

08-16-2014 18:47:17 | More by MimDIPA
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-16-2014 14:46:11 | More by ZachT
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shiznit7

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%

08-16-2014 05:02:34 | More by shiznit7
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

08-15-2014 22:42:20 | More by cfadams17
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jmrod


4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-15-2014 13:16:27 | More by jmrod
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TommyTheCat

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-15-2014 04:07:25 | More by TommyTheCat
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ProV1392

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-14-2014 21:28:49 | More by ProV1392
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Crimtor

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-14-2014 21:23:03 | More by Crimtor
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davegray

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-14-2014 04:41:17 | More by davegray
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DrewSp

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-14-2014 04:28:17 | More by DrewSp
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LuauLarry

California

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%

08-14-2014 02:25:29 | More by LuauLarry
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Sark

Montana

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%

08-14-2014 02:23:36 | More by Sark
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SampsonOfRaleigh

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-14-2014 02:02:46 | More by SampsonOfRaleigh
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yasky

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-14-2014 00:26:47 | More by yasky
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sjrodriguez

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

08-13-2014 21:20:03 | More by sjrodriguez
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D-18V

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-13-2014 20:23:44 | More by D-18V
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MarkCcheshire


5/5  rDev +15.2%

08-13-2014 18:22:47 | More by MarkCcheshire
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Jobin_24

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-13-2014 18:19:50 | More by Jobin_24
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JulioH

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%

Good beer, although I think there is better.

Pours a dark beer. Forms little foam. Nose reveals roasted malts, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is hindered by the alcohol level. Drinking this imperial feels like drinking vodka. If you like that, rate it favorably. I don't. On the good side, after letting it sit for a day, the alcohol dissipates and this beer is much more enjoyable, although not great. Body is a bit thin.

08-13-2014 16:13:13 | More by JulioH
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Dmad34

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-13-2014 00:17:20 | More by Dmad34
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4nimal

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-12-2014 22:26:28 | More by 4nimal
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-12-2014 20:19:39 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-12-2014 00:22:31 | More by csrbv
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,790 ratings.