Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tarheels86:
4.23/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tap at Alewife Baltimore for Stone Total Tap Takeover. Poured near ink black with ruby highlights. Tan bubbles cling onto the sides of the glass but no head forms. Aroma is beautiful buttery bourbon, coconut, vanilla, oak, rich smokiness. Taste is a giant smack in the face of unsweetened, bitter chocolate, smoked malt, hot bourbon moving very quickly to silky chocolate, coconut, vanilla ice cream. Palate goes from soft to chalky and bitter cacao powder. About six seconds after tasting this I knew exactly why it is in the ratebeer Top 20. Everything is there: the aroma, the body, the palate. It is like Bourbon Country Stout with a little less richness and less of a superlative palate. 10/24/2010 8/4/9/4/16=4.1
Serving type: on-tap
11-13-2012 21:27:20 | More by tarheels86
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Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
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