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Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

898 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 898
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 22.29%
Wants: 20
Gots: 162 | FT: 6
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (so glad to find this one)

A: Pitch black all the way through with a nice slightly mocha head that is about 1 finger thick but disappears pretty quickly. Also, it pours with a lot of tiny bubbles that stick to the sides of the glass.

S: Reminds me of the Belgian Yeti. It is quite sweet with just a hint of licorice in there (anise) with just a hint of malts. There is a subtle undertone of roasted malts aged on oak as well.

T: Wow, very interesting. This tastes like what I imagine a much better version of the Belgian Yeti would taste like, maybe this is what it would taste like if it had anise in it. Lots of belgian sweetness (like a tripel or quad) with notes of anise. There is quite a lot of oak in there as well. It almost tastes different with each sip. It is a swirl of anise, sweet malts, belgian yeastiness, and a bit of roastiness with oak. No alcohol burn at all. The worse part is definitely the tangy aftertaste but you don't really start to notice it until about halfway through the bottle. It is very belgian and tangy.

M: Quite prickly and coarse. It is a bit syrupy but has a nice level of carbonation that helps out alot.

O: I can see where all of the love it or hate it comes from with this beer. It has a very polarizing flavor profile. I was so surprised to find this so long after it was released (they must have kept like 20 of them in the back for a while). I wonder what this tasted like fresh though.

Serving type: bottle

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Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 898 ratings.