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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

2,477 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,477
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 144
Gots: 401 | 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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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Stone goblet

A- Pours black as night with a one-finger creamy light-tan head that retains long after the pour, leaving spots of lace around the glass as it settles. The head is reminiscent of cappuccino

S- Lots of chocolate up front; dark chocolate, chocolate milkshake and cocoa powder. Bitter espresso notes kick in with some roasted coffee aromas. Notes of vanilla, red licorice, and just a touch of fruity esters

T- Huge chocolate flavors follow the aromas, picking up bitter dark chocolate, cocoa and milk chocolate. Intense roasted coffee notes kick in mid-palate with notes of vanilla and fig. The finish is dark and bitter with a coffee/chocolate linger that seems to last forever

M- Low carbonation and slightly viscous body lead to a creamy mouthfeel and a velvety finish. There's a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish, but overall hidden pretty well for 11%

O- Big, bold and bitter, exactly what one would expect from this beer. The coffee seems to showcase the chocolate flavors. This is definitely a sipper and has enough flavor to last for hours. This falls just below FBS on my scale of coffee stouts. Another winner from Stone. Can't wait to see what some age does to my other bottles

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 00:38:01 | More by Treyliff
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,477 ratings.