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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,833 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,833
Reviews: 2,577
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 507
Gots: 1,485 | 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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Alpar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-23-2012 20:37:46 | More by Alpar
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-23-2012 16:22:56 | More by TenHornsProud
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-23-2012 05:55:31 | More by VaterRoss
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AKnightAlone

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-23-2012 01:23:39 | More by AKnightAlone
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legalpete19340

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

A: Poured near black with a big chocolate milkshake colored head. Head fell quickly but laced like a monster.

S: Bits of smoke and leather bounce out of a strong chocolate cake nose. Subtle grain in the background. There is a bright sweetness too, seems like cherries or maybe raspberries.

T: Starts off rich and chocolatey with a bit of coffee then blends seamlessly into chocolate covered cherries. The sweetness grows until its just about too much then a very earthy and grassy hop note wipes out the sweetness. The finish is a long awaited roasted malt note that smacks of burnt toast. The alcohol is hidden until you sit for a minute and the warmth creeps up.

M: Thick and creamy like chocolate milk.

O: Great RIS. The only thing holding it back for me is the lack of dark roasted malt flavor. Felt it was a bit sweet. Truly a great beer and a must have. If I see it I will drink it. Had the opportunity to try a 2010 and 2011. The 2010 lost some of the sweetness, and picked up a salty, soy sauce character. This beer cannot go wrong. Too drinkable.

01-22-2012 21:20:48 | More by legalpete19340
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nicholas527

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-22-2012 19:09:23 | More by nicholas527
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Loogs

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -30.9%

01-22-2012 18:27:44 | More by Loogs
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NikkoE82

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-22-2012 17:39:45 | More by NikkoE82
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dprophet

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-22-2012 00:27:06 | More by dprophet
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-21-2012 22:23:03 | More by poppyjohn
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486Danny

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-21-2012 20:38:25 | More by 486Danny
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-21-2012 00:48:27 | More by Tpsauer
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RWNewhouse

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-20-2012 22:27:36 | More by RWNewhouse
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-20-2012 19:41:37 | More by crashoveride
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BarleyWineRox

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-20-2012 08:14:39 | More by BarleyWineRox
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Shackman

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-20-2012 00:03:35 | More by Shackman
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ricksrealm

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-19-2012 12:57:18 | More by ricksrealm
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-18-2012 15:56:47 | More by xxcarpxx
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-17-2012 20:52:18 | More by KAF
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-17-2012 14:40:04 | More by GrindFatherBob
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PDR84

Indiana

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-17-2012 10:57:57 | More by PDR84
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-17-2012 02:06:36 | More by gafferjohn
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured from undated bomber to pint glass.

A - The beer pours like oil to the glass with a nice huge 2 finger tan head. Excellent retention and lacing. Looks great.

S - Very aromatic. Roasted coffee, molasses, charcoal, roasted barley, a little fruity. The alcohol is present but the head isn't a deterrent and seems to blend nicely among the other characteristics.

T/M - Full bodied with an almost syrup viscosity. The beer starts sweet with the malty and fruit character found in the nose (currants?). The malty backbone of the beer provides a nice foundation from which the mild bitterness builds. A lot of coffee and chocolate flavors. Very good. The alcohol again is noticeable but not overpowering or overly hot. The beer finishes surprisingly smooth.

O - Excellent beer. I can't believe I hadn't reviewed it before. Definitely one of the better Russian Imperial Stouts. Recommended.

01-16-2012 19:37:05 | More by hopfacebrew
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-16-2012 15:24:34 | More by Sparger
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azureoval

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-16-2012 04:53:55 | More by azureoval
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,833 ratings.