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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,617 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,617
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 479
Gots: 1,399 | FT: 78
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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Shakerman

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-08-2012 16:31:12 | More by Shakerman
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IlPostino

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-08-2012 14:03:29 | More by IlPostino
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Urprimeminister

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-08-2012 06:24:09 | More by Urprimeminister
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qchic

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8%

01-08-2012 03:03:45 | More by qchic
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jbuddle

New York

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle

Man this has aged nicely!

A - looks like a good RIS should, inpenetrable black with a mocha head that sticks around
S - sweet dark fruits and chocolate malt, a bit of booze. No hops at all. The aroma is a bit worrisome because it's so sweet.
T - luckily a nice bitter roastiness balances the sweetness very well. Very complex flavor that is a bit hard to pick apart, some dark rummy fruits and burnt caramel meld into bitter roasty chocolate. That's the best I can do.
M - oily, slick, and a heavy body. A think this is actually a bit overcarbed for my liking but I still think its a 4.
O - age does wonders to an already awesome beer. Very complex and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 01:51:56 | More by jbuddle
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dav

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-08-2012 01:19:47 | More by dav
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towlea25

Washington

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-07-2012 18:03:03 | More by towlea25
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pushstartnow13

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-07-2012 16:39:43 | More by pushstartnow13
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rpjordan

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-07-2012 15:51:41 | More by rpjordan
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quantumcipher

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-07-2012 10:11:10 | More by quantumcipher
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Swervine44

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-07-2012 08:01:23 | More by Swervine44
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Stoffel

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-07-2012 04:10:42 | More by Stoffel
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durwood64

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-06-2012 20:25:21 | More by durwood64
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Leftfield00

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

01-06-2012 18:22:54 | More by Leftfield00
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JFrankParnell

Washington

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-06-2012 14:45:38 | More by JFrankParnell
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4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber enjoyed via a duvel glass

Black, you know it's black, do I really need to explain? Are you really reading this section wondering what colour this beer is..? There's a small khaki head that sadly dies and a thin film of bubbles remains.

Firstly I get a burnt bread aroma that really dominates here. Then it opens up and incorporates some soy sauce and toasted malt character. Cocoa makes a cameo too

Sweet, smooth, reasonable hop bitterness with a hint of booze, this beer has a real brash simplicity of tastes. Theres a big chocolate character that jumps out as it warms, but overall I really enjoyed the balance of this beer. A slow sipper, but an easy sipper.

A little thin in the mouth for an imperial stout, the only factor I felt let this beer down a little.... perhaps a little nit-picking I think.
This beer is one of those abc beers where if you think you enjoy a style of want to get into a style you need to try it. Really looking forward to seeing how this beer ages.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 10:43:53 | More by
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blackwingedhorde

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-06-2012 05:46:36 | More by blackwingedhorde
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josssmith

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-05-2012 21:45:53 | More by josssmith
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engagechad

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single from Wine and Beer Westpark in Glen Allen, VA - pint

Shared with a friend - quite tasty

Pours a very very dark black with dark brown head, everything i look for in a stout.

Smells very good, solid, not too complex in my opinion but the malt is forward with some sharp cocoa

Taste follows, mellow and subdued for the 10.5 abv, acidity is nice

Overall this is a great brew - not a show stopper or anything but it is a very nice RIS

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 21:07:34 | More by engagechad
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Kavon

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -8%

01-05-2012 16:01:26 | More by Kavon
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SirWalkAbout

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

01-05-2012 01:58:51 | More by SirWalkAbout
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-04-2012 14:04:39 | More by ohtheguilt
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

01-04-2012 09:27:20 | More by IdrinkGas
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Mjmoon15

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-04-2012 02:36:25 | More by Mjmoon15
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sbluerock

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-04-2012 02:34:30 | More by sbluerock
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,617 ratings.