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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

2,428 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,428
Reviews: 349
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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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at Lord Hobo in Cambridge.

Nearly perfect appearance. Thick black liquid with a frothy medium brown head. Leaves behind great lace and retention. Huge notes of char, roasted malt, super dark coffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of smoke. That's in both the nose and taste. Incredibly smooth, creamy deliciousness. Nicely balanced flavor with a great body and proper carbonation. Heavy on the roasted and charred flavors but that's just the high quality espresso coming through. One of the most espresso forward beers I've had which is very different from plain ole coffee. Stone incorporated it so well. A bit of sweet and warming booze in the finish that only complements this near masterpiece of a beer. If you've ever had dark chocolate covered espresso beans, that's what this beer is. Exceptional.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2013 00:01:22 | More by Gatch
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Kramerwtmf

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4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I happened to find four of these a few days. I am very glad I did because it is very inexpensive and already has a year on it. The espresso is probably a bit muted because of the age but it blends very well together. Some vanilla flavors as well as chocolate mix very well with the obvious espresso. I enjoyed this more than the regular stone RIS and I can't wait to open another bottle in 6 months.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 04:35:58 | More by Kramerwtmf
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,428 ratings.