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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
96
world-class

6,796 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,796
Reviews: 2,575
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 504
Gots: 1,469 | 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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Britton

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-21-2011 02:39:11 | More by Britton
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goldie2828

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-20-2011 22:18:37 | More by goldie2828
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-20-2011 21:55:54 | More by MarcatGSB
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jonny86jonny

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-20-2011 21:24:17 | More by jonny86jonny
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-20-2011 20:37:43 | More by Rempo
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from a bomber into a snifter

Appearance: rich blackish/brown with amber highlights. Tan, half finger head that recedes rather quickly. Good lacing.

Smell: chocolate with anise. Coffee also enters the picture.

Taste: Wow! Rich. Expresso and chocolate rock the palate. Licorice slides in. Smooth finish. This is what IRS's are all about.

Mouthfeel: medium, almost chewy. Carbonation really lingers on the tongue.

Overall: A royal, omnipotent sipping stout. Even better as it warms. Would happily buy again. Stone IRS and Old Raspy are the best two IRS's I've tried.

11-20-2011 16:45:11 | More by brewskifan55
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-20-2011 16:29:18 | More by bigdipip
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-20-2011 12:41:03 | More by mmcnaughton
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-20-2011 03:26:40 | More by despond
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Stev0supreemo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-20-2011 01:27:42 | More by Stev0supreemo
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billzee

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-19-2011 23:26:34 | More by FievelGoesWest
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Pahophead21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-19-2011 22:19:45 | More by Pahophead21
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jtrockchalk

Missouri

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-19-2011 16:29:39 | More by jtrockchalk
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-19-2011 13:55:20 | More by bacher468
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johnhenryconway


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-19-2011 08:01:46 | More by johnhenryconway
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 6,796 ratings.