Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.41/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Beautiful dark beer, with some purple or nut brown highlights. Surprisingly thick tan head, with very good retention and nice lacing.
Rich, smooth aroma, strongly of chocolate and espresso beans. Some cream, and a little bit of grape booziness. Lots of barley, but not overly roasted.
Smooth, decadent, rich and chocolatey. Big coffee notes. Far more roasted barley than was present in the aroma. Slightly nutty, with some dark fruit peeking through. Always a mellow brew, but age takes away bit of the decadence.
Slick and creamy mouth feel. Sticky and chewy. Very minor heat, and no sting.
This is a true dessert of a beer, and is really, really worth sharing. An entire bomber, or even perhaps entire glass, maybe too much for some people. Aging this beer at least a year helps tone that quality down. Either way, this is a fantastic beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2013 21:02:07 | More by Roguer
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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