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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

Espresso Imperial Russian StoutEspresso Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,232 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2232
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.6%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by jpro:
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jpro

South Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head snifter.

A: Pours an opaque black; obsidian; half-finger of coffee head; no lace is left by the minimal haze of retention.

S: Dark chocolate; charred, sweet, black malt; coffee notes; not quite as over the top as I was expecting, but nice.

T: Cocoa; espresso for sure; molasses; dark chocolate and coffee bitterness on the end; some alcohol... this is 11%, after all.

M: Full-bodied; low carbonation; heavy; some residual heat... pretty much your typical feel for the style; leaves the palate pretty sticky.

O: A very nice, odd-year variation of Stone IRS; I'd have it again; very drinkable at 11% although it does become a sipper as it warms and takes on additional layers of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 01:17:40 | More by jpro
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,232 ratings.