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Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Belgo Anise Imperial Russian StoutBelgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
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886 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 886
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 22%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 05-23-2011)
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into NB globe glass. A "2011 Odd Year Release" per the bottle.

A: Pours jet black, thick, with a two finger dark brown bubbly head that sticks to the glass as it recedes.

S: Overhwelming smell of chocolate, dried fruit, some licorice and little bit of pepper.

T: Warming alcohol up front with coffee, malts, licorice, raisin, and some hop spice. Finishes smooth with a lingering dark chocolate flavor.

M: Thick, slick, and oily. Slightly bubbly at first but finishes very smooth with a strong residual coating.

O: Overall I dont' notice the belgian flavor as much as I thought I would but the anise adds a nice touch of herbal licorice. The yeast change is most noticeable in the aftertaste which isn't as sweet as other examples of the style. Very good overall, would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 19:40:22 | More by mattsdenney
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22 oz 2011 bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours near black and sits black and opaque in the glass. Small bubbly head sonn retreats but some lacing is provided.

Aroma: sweet, woodsy with a hint of vanilla.

Flavor: robust and rich with a very obvious contribution from the anise, a more moderate impact of the oak, and some funky-fruity aspects from the Belgian yeast. Probably less sweet than the anise makes it seem, but seems a little too sweet.

Feel: full body with soft, medium-low carbonation.

O: interesting but the special treatmnet is heavy handed, making a big step in the wrong direction from the excellent, better balanced, 'regular' Stome RIS which I last had less than 48 hours ago.

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Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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