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Mikhail's Odd - Stone Brewing Co.

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Mikhail's Odd
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 89
Gots: 18 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 03-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2013 Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout aged in bourbon barrels.
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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 9
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4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from ScottO in a box a while back. Thanks again man!

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter
2013 imperial stout with coffee aged 11 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels
Brewed 1 March 2013
Bottled February 2014
IBU: 38
Ryan Bros Espresso roast coffee
Quingenti Millitre 2014 Series batch 4

APPEARANCE: A transparent black pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, bubbly tan head with good retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head recedes to a full cap and leaves some lacing clinging to the glass. A ring remains until the end leaving some falling dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Big nose of espresso, burnt notes, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and coconut as well. Lots of burnt espresso over the barrel aromas. Nicely balanced and enticing for sure.

TASTE: Espresso, sweet cream and bourbon notes up front. Barrel, vanilla and coconut with espresso beans at the swallow, moving into a bold and lingering finish of burnt espresso, roasted grain, bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, coconut and oak flavors as well. Really nice and very well balanced.

PALATE: Medium-thinner body with medium levels of carbonation. Slightly creamy on the palate, less abrasive than the Fyodor’s version, goes down with a bit of a scratch and finishes rather sticky. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: This stuff is excellent. The addition of espresso is done really well here and works excellently with the bourbon barreled stout. While both this one and Fyodor’s Classic are great brews, I think I would take this one first, as its balance and execution is more impressive overall. Either way, both are great and I was very happy to try them out. Thanks again ScottO. Highly recommended.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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500ml bottle. 2014 release. Poured into a snifter 11/1/2014.

A- Dark black body, half finger mocha-brown head with a nice, lasting retention. Keeps a medium-density collar on for quite a while. [4.25]

S- Coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, some coconut, milk chocolate. The coffee is playing nicely with the sweet base beer and the barrels, not too dominant. Very nice balance of coffee and sweet milk chocolate here. [4.5]

F- Coffee comes forward more strongly on the taste. Bitter espresso, slightly charred malt sweetness, oak, vanilla. Less coconut than in the nose. Plenty of milk chocolate to go around. Nice balance, a bit hot on the finish. [4.5]

M- Thinner end of the medium body category. A bit thinner than I remember 2013 Espresso IRS to be. Lower in carbonation as expected. Drinking a bit hot. [4]

O- Great coffee flavours that are playing well with an already excellent base stout and the bourbon barrel aging process. My only real detraction is the body which is a bit thin, but this is otherwise a very tasty imperial stout. [4.5]

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Mikhail's Odd from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.