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Mikhail's Odd - Stone Brewing Co.

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Mikhail's Odd
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97
world-class

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 70
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
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 Espresso Imperial Russian Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 03-23-2014)
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Fordknox, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

funkel81, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Would love to age this one aged. But overall a great barrel aged stout!

Shinck14, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

jvillefan, Aug 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

eawolff99, Aug 10, 2014
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1/5  rDev -77.5%

Roth_Daddy, Aug 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

bsuedekum, Aug 05, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +0.2%

500ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 1/8/14 big thanks to schnarr84 for the bottle

A jet black with a thin cola edge, noisy foam falls quickly leaving no lace as to be expected at nearly 14%, wide legs and color left behind on the glass

S great mix of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, and booze, there's some charred wood and some dark hard toffee and just a hint of cherry, chocolate liqueur, and creme brulee

T big bourbon notes and a heavy blast of sweetened dark roasted coffee, I wouldn't guess 14% but the booze is hard to miss but it works with the bourbon flavor, char without smoke, tastes massive

M thick, enough bubbles too give it some life, booze hits you head and chest but fairly smooth on the way down, mild tannins, a little numbing on the tongue and lips, chocolate fudge and bourbon linger for ages

O I love coffee and bourbon and this brew has plenty of both, intense and a little boozy but I don't mind at all, a slow sipper that's for sure

I doubt I could've picked a worse beer for this hot Summer day but I have no regrets, one of those beers I want to drink the day its bottled and again 5 years down the road.

wordemupg, Aug 01, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +0.2%

Corked and caged 500ml bottle. 2014 bottling contains 2013 espresso Imp RIS aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels.

A: Pours a deep black with just a trace of carb and no lace.

N: Boozy bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, coffee, roast, pillowy chocolate cake powder.

T: Vanilla, marshmallow, dark cherry, chocolate, toasted caramel, faint coffee.

M: Full body and light carbonation. Smooth, creamy, lush, deep roasty finish.

O: A very good creation. Well done.

wethorseblanket, Aug 01, 2014
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MarkyMOD, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Skunkdrool, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

mportnoy, Jul 27, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +2.5%

Corked and caged 500 ml bottle from trade, 2014 Series Batch No. 04 (2013 Espresso RIS). Pours pitch black with a half finger mocha head. Aroma of nice vanilla bourbon tones, chocolate, some coffee roast, oak, alcohol. Flavor is vanilla, bourbon, caramel, oak, chocolate, some spicy coffee notes, lingering char and bourbon on the palate. Really nice, smooth, yum. Some brief oxidization, more so than Fyodor's but not enough to take away from things and intermingled with what is left of the espresso. A beautiful beer.aybe a bit hot and this would probably improve if laid down for a little bit. Body is thick with medium low carbonation. A beautiful beer. My only complaint is that there isn't much coffee/espresso here beyond some muted earthy tones. This was released about 5 months ago so maybe that has faded. Doesn't matter though. An awesome barrel aged stout.

BMMillsy, Jul 22, 2014
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KevinGordon, Jul 13, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +0.9%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

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

Smell - The coffee is very rich. Bourbon. Less intense oak than Fyodor's. Fudgy chocolate.

Taste - Sweet fudge. Rich coffee blends in. Bourbon. Dries out as the barrel sets in. Very oaky. Oak and bitter chocolate linger.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The coffee smooths out the rough spots of Fyodor's.

Alieniloquium, Jul 08, 2014
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Mikhail's Odd from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.