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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
96
world-class

2,509 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,509
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 157
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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malfunxion

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-19-2014 04:23:29 | More by malfunxion
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-18-2014 05:50:56 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Firestone Walker snifter.

A: Dark - essentially black - and opaque. Forms a half-finger of tan creamy head that fades quickly. Low visible carbonation. 4.5/5

S: Coffee, creamy lactose sweetness, roasted malts, some nuttiness, and leathery musk. 18/20

T: Bitter, dark roasted coffee, roasted malts, lactose, dark nuttiness, touches of mocha and tobacco, and just hints of anise. Despite a year plus on this bottle, there is still a noticeable hop bitterness in the hang with the roasted coffee and sweetness. 39/45

M: Medium body for the style with a sticky mouthfeel. The alcohol presence is fairly well-hidden for the listed ABV. Average carbonation sensation for style. 8.5/10

O: This was quite tasty, especially for the reasonable price point I remember paying. Over a year on this bottle seems to have agreed with the brew quite well. 18/20

Estimated final score: 4.28
Calculated final score: 88/100
Old BA score: 4.40

08-17-2014 22:48:59 | More by macrosmatic
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Zack_B

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

08-17-2014 16:44:36 | More by Zack_B
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Skagnetti

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-16-2014 00:28:16 | More by Skagnetti
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-15-2014 22:48:23 | More by cfadams17
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-15-2014 19:40:08 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Nivek43

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-15-2014 05:31:24 | More by Nivek43
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Buschyfor3

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

08-15-2014 00:18:06 | More by Buschyfor3
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DrewSp

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

08-14-2014 04:29:32 | More by DrewSp
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KevinMc

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

08-13-2014 18:36:33 | More by KevinMc
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sjrodriguez

California

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

08-13-2014 00:38:13 | More by sjrodriguez
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Dmad34

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-13-2014 00:18:04 | More by Dmad34
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4nimal

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-12-2014 22:27:11 | More by 4nimal
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-12-2014 00:20:49 | More by csrbv
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-11-2014 22:26:21 | More by zachattack555
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More_betterness

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-11-2014 03:04:36 | More by More_betterness
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Anstuart5


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-09-2014 21:15:18 | More by Anstuart5
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bnelson997

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-09-2014 06:58:48 | More by bnelson997
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roger617

Indiana

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%

2013 'vintage' Bomber poured into snifter 8/8/14. I remember having go this when it first came out on tap and enjoying it quite a bit, excited to see what a year has done to it.

A: Pours black in color with half a finger of mocha head that reduces fairly quickly and leaves a thin collar around the edge. Viscosity appears thick and creamy.
S: Chocolate, roast, slight char, carmel, sugary sweetness. There's a nice balance, more so than I recall when it was fresh.
M: Chocolate, coffee, char, a little bit of heat. Very smooth for 11%, and a nice variant of an already nice stout.
M: Carbed well, leaves a slightly dry aftertaste, with a hint of bitterness.
O: I hope they do this one again, I really enjoy it all around. The espresso addition adds another level of flavor that compliments the base very nicely.

08-08-2014 22:24:33 | More by roger617
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andrewsbeers

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

08-08-2014 13:55:10 | More by andrewsbeers
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kidzord

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-07-2014 21:22:56 | More by kidzord
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Broden

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-07-2014 21:03:48 | More by Broden
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Tafyob41

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-07-2014 05:06:48 | More by Tafyob41
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-07-2014 03:09:31 | More by nkelley77
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,509 ratings.