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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
97
world-class

2,468 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,468
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 136
Gots: 401 | FT: 48
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-17-2013)
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Bung

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4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Used oil like black pour, just a thin layer of dark tan head. Looks about like it should. Retained pretty well.

Aroma, iced mocha coffee. Not over blaring though, there is some roast malt to balance that out. Reminds a little of FBS.

Taste, roast malt and coffee, cocoa. It is quite dry, but quite nice. Again similar to FBS, just not quite the depth of flavor. Nice lingering bitterness, coffee and slight anise.

To the right of medium bodied, nice creamy carb. Maybe just a tad watery right now. Drinks no problem though with no abv presence.

It just barely a little rough. I bet a little age will make this really outstanding, same as with the original. Certainly worth trying and saving a few.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 02:03:30 | More by Bung
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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.

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,468 ratings.