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Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

907 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 22%
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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wolf_switzer

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-09-2014 20:34:38 | More by wolf_switzer
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-09-2014 17:31:54 | More by afsdan
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oso

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

03-18-2014 03:43:06 | More by oso
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +42.9%

03-16-2014 14:34:22 | More by Fettpopps
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -42.9%

03-01-2014 03:25:32 | More by DaftPatrick
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -2%

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.

02-26-2014 23:52:47 | More by chinchill
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-26-2014 14:25:52 | More by Griffith
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JoshNLFTW

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-31-2014 05:36:50 | More by JoshNLFTW
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architects

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-31-2014 05:36:45 | More by architects
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

01-29-2014 13:59:08 | More by JJStout83
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andysc83

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-26-2014 16:51:03 | More by andysc83
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured a brownish, almost blackish body with decent head and lace patches. Hate to say it but the "jager" comparisons hold some validity as it has that overpowering licorice/anise type aroma and is dominant in the taste. That being said, I didn't find that to be the only aromatic or taste sensation and I wouldn't call this beer a disaster (just not a fave of mine). There are also touches of dark chocolate and some other sticky, almost syrupy sugary malt goodness in the aroma and taste. Smooth beer, lighter body for a stout, actually easy to drink and overall isn't bad but sometimes the sweetness, especially that "jager" aspect, become to much at times. Worth trying but not something I will try to find again (which won't be hard).

01-18-2014 16:12:56 | More by clayrock81
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-17-2014 03:07:50 | More by mattmarka1
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TechBrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-06-2014 14:22:17 | More by TechBrew
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-05-2014 20:15:14 | More by facesnorth
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bcgill

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-03-2014 22:10:37 | More by bcgill
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-29-2013 22:48:35 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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MrLacinak

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-25-2013 17:37:21 | More by MrLacinak
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mquartuccio87

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-23-2013 01:20:21 | More by mquartuccio87
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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

12-16-2013 21:17:04 | More by RPH2327
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-13-2013 03:18:49 | More by XmnwildX12
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-11-2013 20:58:43 | More by Falcone
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.95/5  rDev -15.7%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Inky black with a khaki collar and a few islands of foam.

Smell - Black licorice. Sweet. Faint chocolate. Train wreck of a smell. I keep going back for more whiffs even though it's terrible.

Taste - Fruity. Anise is strong, amplifying the fruity flavors. Chocolate and bitter aftertaste. Not anywhere near as bad as the taste.

Mouthfeel - Lots of fruit without being overly sweet though. A lingering anise flavor. Not too boozy.

Overall - It's not awful, but the anise is a huge detractor. I expected something unpalatable from the reviews.

12-02-2013 10:55:34 | More by Alieniloquium
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

11-26-2013 05:02:50 | More by SkiBum22
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tmaestro

Texas

5/5  rDev +42.9%

11-24-2013 19:55:57 | More by tmaestro
Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.