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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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themind

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4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big coffee beer thats pretty hot! The beer looks amazing in the goblet. The aroma was roasted coffee and the taste was the same. My issue here is it's very boozy. I guess I should have aged it a bit but it is still a very good stout. A good job by Stone but I prefer other coffee beers such as Peruvian Morning. That said it's worth a look.

Bottom Line: Flame on! this guy has heat! Age it a bit.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:45:41 | More by themind
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Look: pours with very little head that quickly fades to a cinnamon-colored ring. Very dark brown that has a distinct ruby tinge where the light shines through.

Smell: I love coffee and I love beer (bit of a snob with both), but I almost never really enjoy the smell of coffee stouts; I enjoy this more than most. Cinnamon, chocolate, stale coffee, and maraschino cherries all make an appearance.

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,477 ratings.