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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,631 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,631
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 479
Gots: 1,404 | 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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John_Beeryman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8%

07-21-2014 13:50:49 | More by John_Beeryman
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-21-2014 05:36:35 | More by Wasupmx
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Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Chikincoop

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

07-21-2014 02:23:54 | More by Chikincoop
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mabermud

Washington

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I grew up in Escondido and this my first time having this IRS.

The body is pitch black. When held up to the sun there is burgundy around the edges. The head is mocha colored, fine, patchy, and persistent. The silky smooth head easily moves along the glass creating a patchwork of legs and lacing.

The beer smells decadent and rich. Sweetness, roasted malts, coffee, and then chocolate.

The taste is outstanding. Roasted malts/barley, dark bitter chocolate, and a background taste of coffee. The bitterness near the backend stands out.

The mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation is spot on. The slick, dense carbonation is world-class.

This is an outstanding IRS that stands out amongst all IRSs. For me, the bitterness at the backend of the taste doesn't do it any favors. Overall, this is an extremely competitive non-BA stout that I would have again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 01:51:37 | More by mabermud
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2014 01:51:38 | More by randeezy74
Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 6,631 ratings.