Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BSK_ONE:
3.99/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Dark brown with lines of red around the rim. Almost no head dispute the aggressive pour. Nice lacing though.
S: Best quality of the beer. Espresso, coffee beans, and chocolate very prevalent and invite you to take that first sip.
T: 11% alcohol is well hidden. Coffee flavor a come to the forefront, then the chocolate appears, some licorice and roasted malts finish it off. Very nice!
M: Smooth, warming and non offensive.
O: I've always felt like an outsider for not liking Stone beers as much as the next guy. This was going to be my last chance beer. This one was very good! I enjoyed it a lot and felt that not only was it tasty, but Multi-tiered.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 02:01:01 | More by BSK_ONE
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4.11/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
From a bottle dated 3/18/13 into a snifter at fridge temp; allowed to warm.
Look: pours with very little head that quickly fades to a cinnamon-colored ring. Very dark brown that has a distinct ruby tinge where the light shines through.
Smell: I love coffee and I love beer (bit of a snob with both), but I almost never really enjoy the smell of coffee stouts; I enjoy this more than most. Cinnamon, chocolate, stale coffee, and maraschino cherries all make an appearance.
Taste: after getting past a fairly strong alcohol burn, this is just overflowing with chocolate, coffee, roasted marshmallows, fig, smoke, cherry, and cinnamon. Starts off sweet, ends bitter, neither to an unpleasant extreme.
Feel: a bit thin, especially given the abv and style. Also maybe a touch over-carbonated.
Overall: this is close to greatness, which is saying a lot for a style I don't tend to love. The harsh notes in the taste and the somewhat thin body are the major aspects that keep it from climbing into the next tier.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 00:40:39 | More by neurobot01
Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,478 ratings.