Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 477 | Reviews: 106 | Display Reviews Only:
4.75/5 rDev +6.5%
On tap at Malt and Vine, Redmond WA (Stone event), 5 dollars for about 10-12oz pour
This one was 2008 vintage - so awesome!
A: Black with half finger mocha head, not too much lacing.
S: oh man... HUGE bourbon smell - even after 4 years of aging. Oak, vanilla,chocolate aroma, Some nutty scent, roasted malt.
T: It reallyl follows the nose - Bourbon, oak, chocolate, sweet brown sugar, believe it or not, it was still a bit boozy, but not too overwhelming.
M: Still had some carbonation remaining, thick, syrupy, and sticky. You can still feel the alcohol burn.
O: I am glad I got to try this one. This one is 100x improved version of Stone's regular RIS - but then again, I love bourbon aged beers in general. Maybe not for everyone, but man, this one was amazing. I wonder though how this beer would have tasted fresher - probably not as good and too hot and boozy. Anyway 2008 vintage was near perfect.
05-16-2012 04:36:22 | More by sukwonee
Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.