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Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.

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Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
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459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 355
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 09-20-2009)
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tarheels86

California

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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allmenaresailors

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-13-2012 01:00:18 | More by allmenaresailors
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soulkeeper1369

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

11-08-2012 13:16:12 | More by soulkeeper1369
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Broden

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-06-2012 22:47:30 | More by Broden
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Auztan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-06-2012 17:54:21 | More by Auztan
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-03-2012 03:32:57 | More by tbone1384
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Mister_Joshy

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

11-02-2012 05:27:14 | More by Mister_Joshy
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otherjd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-01-2012 21:08:12 | More by otherjd
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-30-2012 05:08:26 | More by JJWIGHT
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Yoopermk

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

10-24-2012 20:51:40 | More by Yoopermk
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luisfrancisco

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-15-2012 15:43:13 | More by luisfrancisco
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LaChupacabra

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-14-2012 20:19:54 | More by LaChupacabra
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-14-2012 03:47:51 | More by StubFaceJoe
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bbadger

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-13-2012 19:01:16 | More by bbadger
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meaghan2k

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-27-2012 17:49:21 | More by meaghan2k
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will1256

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-18-2012 02:07:29 | More by will1256
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-16-2012 18:01:00 | More by Travisnin
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Certainly one of the highlights of the Stone Tap Takeover.... I had 4 nice pours of this at Bier Thirty courtesy of Chris and Kammy!! Thanks a bunch for helping make this happen.

2008 Vintage.

Pours thick and coating.. the head is dark brown and frothy... lasts forever.. the brew stains the glass with each swirl.

Aromas are awesome... brownie batter... Tootsie Roll.. oaky bourbon.. scattered chocolate covered toffee..

The flavor delivers big time!! Vanilla and chocolate battle things out... never any real "bourbon", just the elements that make bourbon fun! Very integrated.. burnt.. bitter.. so yummy.

Much better than I expected... I don't give Stone a fair shake... I need to re-up my cellar and normal expenditures.

4.5/4.5/4.5/4/4.5

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2012 05:57:17 | More by JohnGalt1
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-12-2012 02:02:58 | More by inflatablechair
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cocoapuph

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

09-05-2012 23:37:00 | More by cocoapuph
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

07-30-2012 15:36:52 | More by Dreadnaught33
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mnightrain

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.5%

07-21-2012 02:06:24 | More by mnightrain
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

07-09-2012 16:33:05 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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MickeyHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

07-08-2012 23:38:20 | More by MickeyHops
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

07-08-2012 09:52:13 | More by williamjbauer
Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.