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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,618 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,618
Reviews: 2,567
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 479
Gots: 1,400 | 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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bastu

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2011 19:24:56 | More by bastu
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freewill35

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2011 18:55:31 | More by freewill35
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enelson

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2011 14:37:12 | More by ADTaber
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RichBeer

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-16-2011 07:52:52 | More by RichBeer
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DividedAvery

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter

A: Poured a very dark black with a one finger tan head that lingered throughout the tasting..

S: Lots of chocolate, some coffee notes as well as a slight licorice note

T: So much chocolate and coffee, this is what I always look for in a RIS. Wonderfully flavorful with great mouthfeel and taste. I could drink two of these!

M: Smooth and dark with some medium carbonation to back it up. Not too much carbonation so as to ruin the beer but just enough to enhance it.

O: Will lovingly enjoy this beer now and in the future. Some stone releases I am iffy on but this is not one of them. A permanent favorite...

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 07:37:14 | More by DividedAvery
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DaveJanssen

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2011 07:16:47 | More by DaveJanssen
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codynevels

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2011 05:17:56 | More by codynevels
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Tamarack22

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8%

11-16-2011 03:43:49 | More by Tamarack22
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Crack2000

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-16-2011 03:16:22 | More by Crack2000
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bfirkin45

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark black. Tan, brown head lingers shortly and then dissipates. Wish it lingered longer.

Smell: Roasted malt, caramel, toffee, licorice, and chocolate aromas.

Taste: I get a smooth caramel taste with licorice and fruit undertone. Even and mellow complex flavors.

Mouthfeel: Alcohol comes out as it warms. Carbonation is light, and over smoothness of lingering and after taste.

Overall: Not one of my favorites. I have aged it over 6 months so far and the flavors have changed... just not for the better in my opinion. Heavy licorice flavor almost. More of an English RIS with low hop profiles. Good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 03:09:47 | More by bfirkin45
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jeezie

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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KGarrett

New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 20:27:46 | More by dtx00
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 20:02:31 | More by richbrew
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,618 ratings.