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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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2,643 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,643
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 196
Gots: 410 | FT: 46
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:
Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Pitch black on the pour with a whipped and creamy looking coffee-colored head (appropriately enough). Retention is very good, with a solid inch or so staying for the duration. A meandering ring of lacing and some random spotting decorate the glass.

S: Deeply rooted earthy and roasty espresso aromas are very dominant. Dry bakers chocolate and fudge. Delicate whiffs of plum-like darkfruit escape from beneath the coffee with time. Baked apple. Touch of spicy alcohol.

T: Deep roasty and earthy espresso greets the palate with enthusiasm, just as it did on the nose. Rich fudge and drier cocoa husk and roasted grain flavors poke through intermittently. Plums hold the palate's attention for an instant on the mid-palate. Fig and baked apple hug closely to a sturdy, spicy alcohol presence toward the back end. Very long finish or roasty espresso and layered chocolate.

M: Thick in body with a sure sense of substance. Not overly weighty; it has an airy whipped quality to it. Very creamy. Low carbonation. Alcohol isn't hot, but rather a bit numbing.

O: I love a good coffee stout and I love Stone Imperial Russian Stout. Should be a match made in heaven, right? Right. This is exactly what I was expecting, and my expectations were quite high. There's some serious competition on the market when it comes to the top-notch coffee infused Imperial Stouts. This can hang with the best of them, and at a very competitive price point too. An odd year Stone release that should come back sooner.

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,643 ratings.