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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

2,472 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,472
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 137
Gots: 400 | FT: 49
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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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The pour yields a pitch black body and a thick brown topping.

Lots of roasty coffee and chocolate dominate the aroma with some underlying sweet vanilla. There is some plum-y dark fruitiness. Very inviting.

Plenty of bitterness pops out. There is a slight hop flavor still hanging on. Plenty of roasty malt and some dark fruit. The espresso beans provide a nice complimentary flavor. Chocolate envelops with dark bitter and sweeter milk.

Smooth drinking with lower carbonation and a bigger body. Stone has the mouthfeel of a big stout down.

At this point I’m sure it’s not where it was meant to be, but it is still delicious. The base beer is so great to begin with.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 23:32:37 | More by MattSweatshirt
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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.

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,472 ratings.