Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BergBeer:
4.96/5 rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Poured form a bomber into a Stone RIS glass
A: Opaque black with a thick and creamy mocha head. Poured like motor oil!
S: Pungent! Deep and complex. Makes me want to dive head first into the glass. Tons of coffee, coffee cake, chocolate ice cream, dark fruits, chocolate covered cherries, espresso, and more coffee cake. Smells outstanding!
T: Poseidon's Trident this is tasty! Taste like biting into chocolate coffee cake. Getting, roasted malt, coffee cake, chocolate, dark fruit, fig, espresso, more chocolate, and rounds out with more coffee cake. So decadent its like biting into a rick chocolate cake covered in espresso. Sinfully sweet but not too much. Literally just right.
M: Smooth as all hell. For a beer with big with this beg of an ABV it goes down like silk. Coats the entire mouth and goes down with the slightest heat. Smooth sinful sipper.
O: So well crafted and balanced. Easily one of my new all time favorites. Sweet but not too sweet, thick but goes down creamy, 11% ABV but just the slightest hint of booze. Perfectly balanced and masterfully crafted. Do yourself a favor and get it. For the 7 bucks i payed i felt like i stole it! Outstanding!
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2013 17:42:03 | More by BergBeer
More User Reviews:
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 2,468 ratings.