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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

2,478 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,478
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 146
Gots: 402 | 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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Reviews by tito42:
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tito42

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3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz. bottle to an imperial pint. Bottled on 3/28/2013.

A: Very dark chocolate brown in color, nearly opaque. Thick, tall, foamy head that is cocoa-copper in color.

S: Vanilla bean, espresso, plum, cocoa, and white pepper.

T: Plum, chocolate, a strong vanilla flavor, espresso. Candy sugar finish with a bite of alcohol and pepper. A tad unbalanced and not quite as coffee flavored as I expected.

M: Medium-bodied. Dry finish. A little chunky.

O: Fell short of my expectations. I taste a stronger vanilla flavor than I do any espresso or coffee flavor. It's a good beer, but I prefer the (non-Espresso) Stone Imperial Russian Stout over this version.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 02:21:42 | More by tito42
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,478 ratings.