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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,061 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,061
Reviews: 2,591
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 542
Gots: 1,566 | FT: 88
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to formally reviewing this beer. Poured into a pint for lack of better glassware. 2011 Classic Release.

Pours totally black with a good tan head which fades over time. Not getting enough lacing on this one which is surprising

Smell is delicious. Sweet chocolate, a hint of cinnamon, balanced by roasty bitterness.

Flavor is great. Complex bitterness throughout, sweetness and roastiness both upfront. Espresso. Lots of complexity, each sip is a little different.

Mouthfeel isn't light but I expect a little more smoothness and fullness. I think the 10.5% abv is in a a sweetspot for the style.

Overall Stone IRS is one of my favorite beers year after year. If I could buy it in better packaging than a bomber I'd be drinking it quite frequently.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,061 ratings.