Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 435 | Reviews: 106 | Display Reviews Only:
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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4.43/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Labeled as Fyodor's Classic, but clearly described as Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Russian Stout.
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 02:40:25 | More by Alieniloquium
Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.