Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - pours a deep reflective opaque black. barely a fingers worth of tan foam rises up but does have some decent retention. leaves some spotty lacing with each sip.
S - the aroma starts off as pure espresso beans. oily, grindy, roasty espresso beans. as it warms notes of silky chocolate shavings, mocha, and char. hints of fruit come though as well in the form of raisins and berries.
T - first flavors of rich doughy bread come through followed by notes of melted chocolate sort of like a chocolate spread on a toasty roll. notes of smoke, peppery alcohol, and espresso in the center. the backend is mostly roast and with an underlying chocolate note. finish is long, roasty, slightly peppery and a touch sweet.
M - fulled bodied with a creamy texture. medium carbonation.
O - a really nice version of the classic stone IRS. while similar to the original this is really cranked up on the roast on the aroma side but the surprising thing is it is very smooth on the palate. great beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 02:24:23 | More by Teleweizen2
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4/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of espresso notes with nice dry floral notes and no astringency. Taste is also dominated by espresso notes with no astringency and dry roasted malt notes also noticeable. Black chocolate notes are also very enjoyable. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable coffee stout from a brewer that rarely disappoint.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 02:16:43 | More by Phyl21ca
Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,236 ratings.