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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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7,410 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,410
Reviews: 2,620
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 647
Gots: 1,718 | FT: 96
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 8 oz snifter.

A- pours black with a 1" brown head. Big trails and leopard spotting of lacing on the glass.

S- big chocolate aroma, slight roast, sweet molasses.

T- sweet molasses, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and slight dark fruit flavors. Som pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice smooth feel.

O- good RIS. Not a ton of complexity but nice chocolate and some sweet and roasted malt flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of jimilayne
3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a growler into a pint glass.

Pitch black with a small foamy head, about the thickness of a no. 2 pencil.

Dark coffee taste with hints of soy.

Heavily carbonated and too much of a bite for me. Taste doesn't match the feel in my opinion.

Not a big fan.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time having this since 2010!

Pours out pitch black with a nice, thick, mocha tan head.

The aroma has a lot of coffee, roasted malt and bittersweet dark chocolate along with hints of dark fruits.

The taste has a ton of the same flavors: coffee, roasted, almost burnt malt, bittersweet dark chocolate, figs, plumbs, currants and a slight hint of oakiness (it's not barrel aged). Bitter, but has some sweetness to it.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy and it is a fullbodied beer. You can somewhat taste the alcohol, but you can't quite smell it.

Another great Stone beer and one you need to pick up if you like the style!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black, smells like coffee and dark fruits. taste is dark, good stout. ours black as black can get with a lingering brown head. Nose is mostly coffee and with hints of cocoa. Very smooth stout. If I can say anything about this beer it’s that it truly is better served a little warm. I poured mine just under 40, after about 20 minutes it has a different taste. Strong bitter coffee taste with hints of alcohol. The aftertaste lingers a little longer as it warms. This is a nice finisher to a meal.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,410 ratings.