Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,637 ratings.