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Fyodor's Classic - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 155
Gots: 105 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Brabander, Jul 27, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

FosterJM, Aug 07, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

GabrielBelm0nt, Aug 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 08, 2014
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Fyodor's Classic from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.