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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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7,287 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,287
Reviews: 2,601
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 586
Gots: 1,634 | FT: 95
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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Photo of DividedAvery
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
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...

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of bfirkin45
3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 7,287 ratings.