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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Espresso Imperial Russian StoutEspresso Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,664 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,664
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 205
Gots: 410 | FT: 46
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 2,664 | Reviews: 361
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4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arvidkoval
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/28/13

L- Pitch black. Tan head.

S- Espresso nose.

T- Espresso, some dark chocolate, just a general roasty malt flavor. Bittersweet finish.

F- Nice feel, wouldn't mind it being a bit thicker though.

O- This is way better than the regular IRS in my opinion. DELICIOUS!

Photo of tsandler
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Catracho5
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian style tulip glass. This is the 2013 release reviewed in 2015

A: Black with some light coming through on the edges, nice creamy mocha head, some lacing, viscous, looks really nice.

A: Big roasted chocolate, coffee aromas, roasted malts, some alcohol, smells really great.

T: Roasted chocolate, dark fruits, malts, bitterness on the back end, some coffee, finishes really dry. Taste great, easy drinking.

M: Lots of carbonation, dry, viscous, smooth on the palate.

O: Pretty good, not a lot of coffee but after two years I'd expect some decrease in coffee presence. I've never had this fresh or Stone Imperial Russian Stout. Reminds me of Narwhal with a bitter finish. I think that maybe the coffee residue coming through, it's definitely worth a try.

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3.82/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pajeff
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNW
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MarkDill
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised and sorry to see this is retired. I had one last night at Tyler's Taproom in Raleigh. Very solid performing IRS.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,664 ratings.