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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
97
world-class

6,664 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,664
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 485
Gots: 1,419 | FT: 79
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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Kopfschuss

Oregon

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-20-2011 14:16:52 | More by Kopfschuss
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8%

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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-20-2011 07:06:56 | More by twelveinches
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BenTherHppedThat

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

11-20-2011 07:01:50 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-20-2011 05:21:20 | More by paulys55
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originalgoat

California

4/5  rDev -8%

11-20-2011 04:45:34 | More by originalgoat
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

11-20-2011 03:26:57 | More by brandoman63
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despond

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Stev0supreemo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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billzee

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-20-2011 00:58:03 | More by billzee
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Nightrain87

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-20-2011 00:52:45 | More by Nightrain87
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eslemarc

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 classic release, bomber poured into a snifter.

Pours black, looked like coffee as it swirled around the glass. There's a dark cappuccino colored head that stand 1-2mm tall, looks very thick and tightly packed. There's no light getting through this dark bastard. The head very quickly dissipated to a very splotchy coating on top of the beer, no apparent lacing.

This beer smells very toasty, almost pushing burnt. There's a little bit of booze on the nose, notes of anise and even a little hop character. (the smell makes me think 'burnt marshmallows and campfire', though it's not campfirey)

Very powerful carbonation dancing along the tongue and palate all the way through the finish. There's a lot of alcohol coming through the oddly placed malt sweetness. It's very drinkable considering it's 10.5abv, it just goes down rather smoothly.

As the bottle recommended, I have a few in store for a cold winter night a year or two from now. The beer is good now, but I'd imagine it'll even better later.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 00:08:54 | More by eslemarc
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crob3888

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

11-20-2011 00:01:22 | More by crob3888
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Pahophead21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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jtrockchalk

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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johnhenryconway


4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-19-2011 08:01:46 | More by johnhenryconway
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Jstark5150

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-19-2011 06:51:18 | More by Jstark5150
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TheBronze

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

11-19-2011 06:33:38 | More by TheBronze
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CoryR

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-19-2011 05:14:06 | More by CoryR
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chew76

Yukon (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8%

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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-19-2011 03:19:26 | More by bigdaddypolite
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rel

Florida

4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was this brewed or extracted from beneath the ground in the middle east? Engine oil with a thick finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves a decent lace.

Was this brewed or...
Smell is deep deep roasted malts with a nice dark chocolate fudge note, some mocha and more roasted malts.

A lot more coffee in the taste than expected, but the roasted malts are delicious. Ends with some chocolate, and a warming burn from the alcohol.

An amazing, shot down the middle, imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 03:01:45 | More by rel
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,664 ratings.