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Fyodor's Classic - Stone Brewing Co.

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262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.1%
Wants: 130
Gots: 96 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 03-23-2014)
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BA_Berto

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-17-2014 17:04:26 | More by BA_Berto
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FosterJM

California

4.23/5  rDev -6.2%

1806th Review on BA
Bottle to Stone IRS Glass
500ml C/C

2014 release

App- A pitch black pour. Very chocolate syrup in appearance. A 1 finger of head formed and then fell to about an 1/8" of bubbles with maybe at most a couple dots of cling.

Smell- Smelled really divine. A lot of rich bourbon with that booze that was wofting up and had touches of oak and rich vanilla all over it. A bit of chocolate and oak as well. A bit light on the aroma for me.

Taste- Unlinke the IRS that was BA, from 2008 the booze on this one is still very smooth. The barrels did a nice job after a year of mellowing out which I thought was odd. The base beer really shines through with a touch of oak and vanilla on this one.

Mouth- A medium to low body on this one with a medium prickly carbonation. Residual booze and a bit of creamy vanilla.

Drink- Overall, this wasn't as smooth as I would have hoped but it was a nice BBA RIS with good flavors, just lacked a little balance.

08-07-2014 18:30:52 | More by FosterJM
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GabrielBelm0nt

California

4.69/5  rDev +4%

Fyodor's Classic was the best BBA beer that i've had. By the time it had been a good while after the release of it (last one in the shelf).

Appearance of it was pitch black, not one ray of light could pass. Very low carbonation, which I prefer. Even as I was pouring, you could tell it was incredibly smooth.

Smell - I could definitely smell a lot of vanilla, oak, and hints chocolate. While the vanilla and oak smells were overpowering, I was still able to get hints of the chocolate. You could distinctively recognize each smell. There is also a good smell of bourbon towards the end of the whiff.
Vanilla (strong), Oak (strong), Chocolate (mild), Bourbon (strong).

Taste - It was definitely very smooth, got mostly vanilla, and some oak.
At the end, you get a real nice kick of bourbon which went really well with the lingering vanilla taste for me.
Vanilla (strong), Oak (mild), Chocolate (weak), Bourbon (strong)

Mouth - Full bodied and the bourbon aging really makes it hit you. Definitely a bit sticky from the BBA.

Overall - Fantastic RIS, you don't miss out on anything in this beer, really hits the spot. 1 will definitely do the trick (at least for me it does). Nice and high ABV. Cannot wait to have another.

08-13-2014 21:00:25 | More by GabrielBelm0nt
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-24-2014 22:58:26 | More by DanGeo
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-18-2014 03:35:40 | More by SkiBum22
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-01-2014 03:36:27 | More by mctizzz
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-13-2014 01:26:41 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-10-2014 03:29:39 | More by Cynic-ale
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2014 02:21:47 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-20-2014 06:58:27 | More by blabaer
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fthegiants

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-28-2014 19:53:48 | More by fthegiants
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-23-2014 04:13:58 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep black body. Nearly inky. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few wisps.

Smell - Dark chocolate. Fudgy. Bourbon is secondary, but quickly becomes dominant. Sharp oak. Lots of vanilla.

Taste - Bitter chocolate right up front. Oak amplifies it. Bourbon builds. Slight sweetness, but it's overpowered by oak and bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Medium carbonation.

Overall - A step above other Bourbon stouts. The quality of the base beer truly impresses.

07-08-2014 02:38:52 | More by Alieniloquium
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-18-2014 23:33:31 | More by beergorrilla
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mc4z

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-27-2014 16:14:54 | More by mc4z
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Sisky

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

04-26-2014 17:02:24 | More by Sisky
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-12-2014 03:53:31 | More by GRG1313
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-18-2014 02:36:09 | More by kbuzz
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-20-2014 22:26:42 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Jarpo

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-11-2014 15:07:23 | More by Jarpo
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farnold

New York

4/5  rDev -11.3%

07-22-2014 21:45:51 | More by farnold
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cwilson2633

California

5/5  rDev +10.9%

03-30-2014 00:49:05 | More by cwilson2633
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Wantbeer

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-09-2014 00:00:12 | More by Wantbeer
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Danimal25

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-14-2014 14:56:14 | More by Danimal25
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Catracho5

California

4.73/5  rDev +4.9%

Serving Type: 500 ml bottle poured into a Belgian style Tulip.

Appearance: Pitch black, with a tan creamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. A little lacing and some tiny bubbles that remained around the edge and some in the middle. Looks great in the glass.

Smell: Heavy bourbon smell, getting some alcohol, but surprisingly for a 13.9% ABV, the alcohol smell is not prevalent. I am not getting any other aromas on the nose. A little dark cherries, has a great aroma.

Taste: You get the woody, bourbon flavor right up front, some dark fruity flavor, the alcohol is on the back end and lingers in the aftertaste. Great flavor!

Mouthfeel: Like motor oil but not as thick as some other barrel aged stouts I have tried. Some carbonation, the alcohol warms the palate and the belly.

Overall: I have tried several BA stouts and this one has to be the smoothest. I was surprised at the quality because Stone has not greatly impressed me with their beers. This one is world class. What a great beer worth the $20 I put down. I am going to get another bottle to cellar.

04-26-2014 04:47:12 | More by Catracho5
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Fyodor's Classic from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.