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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

2,426 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,426
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 127
Gots: 398 | 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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FreshHawk

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4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep black with a medium sized, creamy, smooth, thick, cafe head. Really nice retention leaving a thick layer of lace.

S - Chocolate covered coffee beans is what first comes to mind. Plenty of espresso, dark and bittersweet chocolate, and roasted malt. Notes of vanilla and cream sweetness. Subtle anise aroma shows up now and then but not strong or consistent.

T - Similar to the nose. A lot of both espresson and dark/bittersweet chocolate. Some baker's chocolate and slightly sweet chocolate flavors in there. Subtle sweet vanilla and cream. Stronger roasted malt and coffee on the finish. No real anise flavors on the tongue. Subtle caramel background.

M - Medium to light body. Slightly above average carbonation for the style. Pretty creamy and smooth.

D - Easy drinking coffee stout. Everything is well integrated and balanced. Alcohol really well hidden. Overall, this beer works well and has me wanting more.

Notes: Really nice coffee stout. Big, bold flavors but everything melds together. Chocolate and coffee are huge here, but the mix together so well. Subtle sweetness, subtle bitterness, but not a subtle beer. Wonderful and definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:44:33 | More by FreshHawk
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,426 ratings.