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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,432 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,432
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 128
Gots: 397 | 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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TheCuriograph

New York

4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

I’ve enjoyed Stone’s standard Imperial Russian Stout without being gaga for it. There’s been
a licorice undercurrent to it that’s curled my toes in a not-necessarily-good way. My hope was that the concentrated coffee component in the Espresso IRS would temper the tanginess of the original.

A - Pours the same impenetrable black with the same luscious tan head as its predecessor. The head gives way to a nice lacy halo.

S - Coffee notes dominate the bouquet, overpowering the chocolate and anise notes I've noted in the original.

T - First sip yields a brilliant balance of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla extract, with just a smattering of dried fruits and toffee. Sweet and full-bodied. Espresso RIS does tempers the tang to create a fine dessert stout. Takes some time for the alcohol to catch up with you.

M - Thick mouthfeel of – well – an espresso, but it’s still totally drinkable.

I had to halt myself from gulping down all 22 oz. in the space of 90 minutes. I walk past the Stone bottles all too often, but this brew can stand with massive limited stout releases like KBS or Parabola. Glad I still have a second bottle for a few months from now.

Full review at http://thecuriograph.com/blog/2013/6/2/imbibliography-review-stone-espresso-imperial-russian-stout

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Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 23:07:02 | More by TheCuriograph
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,432 ratings.