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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,532 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,532
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 162
Gots: 407 | FT: 48
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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BucBasil

South Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from the bomber into a very large snifter.

A; The beer was a nearly pure black with no light coming through. Head was pure tan, foamy, 2 fingers, and stuck around a couple of minutes before settling down to a light froth on top of the beer. Minimal lacing.

S: Of course there is a definite roasty note all throughout. Baker's chocolate and a light mocha character throughout. A very RIS aroma that brings out everything expected, but with a particular coffee punch.

T: Very mocha tasting, with the taste of a nicely made coffee drink. Very roasty with a hint of bittersweet chocolate in there. Cafe au lait. Some sweetness in there as well - light fruit and some cordial, like some chocolate covered cherry filled with liqueur. Excellent.

Overall a really good RIS. I think the standard Stone RIS has an edge over this for drinkability reason, but in terms of roasty character and "bigness" this one comes out on top. A very smooth and flavorful beer that is very very gigantic, this is definitely worth the taste, the money, and the experience. However, for more normal drinking, the other is good.

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,532 ratings.