Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brentk56:
4.15/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: A rather thin mocha head sits atop the pitch black liquid, even after a somewhat hard pour; not much staying power, though there a more than a few dots of lace left behind on the chalice
Smell: I was expecting more coffee but this is really fruity, with prunes and dates interspersed with chocolate and coffee tones
Taste: Fruitier, too, on the palate than what I was expecting, with prune and date flavors forward pushing into the bitterness brought from the hops (it is a Stone, of course) and coffee; underneath, chocolate and coffee underpin the flavor profile with a bit of lactose softening the finish
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet
Overall: Quite different from what I was expecting and the bitter hop flavors were a bit of a distraction for me; good, but there are other coffee stouts I prefer more
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2013 23:41:44 | More by brentk56
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