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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Espresso Imperial Russian StoutEspresso Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,220 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2220
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.59%


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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JRed

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4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in body with small cinnamon head that clings to the edges of the glass. Aroma of coffee beans, light chocolate, some earthy sour notes, cinnamon, roast, and booze. Tastes of chocolate, earth, roast, strong coffee, cinnamon, some hop bitterness and booze. Heavy bodied with medium carbonation. A dark, roasty potion that could be a hell of a pick me up in the morning.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 03:11:14 | More by JRed
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A – A fairly active pour yields a full fingers worth of slightly late to develop light brown colored crisp frothiness with a bit of a rocky top… Decent retention… The color is a somewhat flat inky black that doesn’t allow any light to permeate… Largely still with a few streaks of carbonation seen towards the top of the glass…

S – A very nice nose… There is an undeniable coffee presence, but it isn’t nearly as potent as I would have expected… A strong vanilla presence… Caramel… Brown sugar… Molasses… A light bit of soy sauce… Raisins… A terrific Russian Imperial Stout aroma, but I wish the coffee were a bit more pronounced…

T – Starts with a tad of sweetness… Vanilla… Dark fruits… Caramel… Molasses… There’s a bit of roasted malts buried a bit beneath the surface… You have to wait quite a bit, but the espresso really emerges on the deep finish… It’s has a very deep dark roasted character…

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,220 ratings.