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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,432 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,432
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 128
Gots: 397 | 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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boesesfleisch

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-18-2013 05:11:11 | More by boesesfleisch
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sloelco

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-18-2013 05:04:24 | More by sloelco
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

07-18-2013 04:38:22 | More by duff247
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camelgar

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-18-2013 03:45:08 | More by camelgar
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BrooBub

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-18-2013 01:47:46 | More by BrooBub
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datphoo

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-18-2013 01:28:54 | More by datphoo
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-18-2013 01:08:12 | More by BJasny
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, 2013 "odd year" release. Exponentially excited to finally have a bottle of this, as I have been looking forward to it since it first hit shelves. I believe this is my first stout from Stone, although I could be wrong. I have not tried the regular Stone Imperial Russian Stout yet, so I have nothing to compare this beer to, I am rating it on it's own.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours about two fingers of chocolate colored froth on top of a dark opaque jet black colored body. No light passes through. Hardly any lacing to speak of.

S - Smells of rich dark chocolate, freshly grinded coffee beans, roasty malts, and some alcohol. Perhaps dried dark fruits in the mix, also.

T - Taste is at first of creamy rich chocolate, and then gives way to beautifully authentic roasted ground coffee bean goodness. Literally tastes like an entire cup of black coffee was dumped into this bomber. Some dark fruit presence and some alcohol warmth on the finish along with a subtle spicy peppery tingle on the tongue.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy; dangerously smooth for being such a big beer. Sticky resins from the hops, and coffee bean bitterness abound. Lingering coffee bean flavor, literally tastes like I was sucking on a coffee bean.

Overall, Stone definitely nailed the espresso part of this beer head on. A big beer with big bold flavors and a big 11.00% abv. Alcohol content is well-hidden, but noticeable. Definitely looking forward to trying the regular Stone Imperial Russian Stout, as well as other big dark beers from Stone.

Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 00:07:47 | More by mfnmbvp
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-17-2013 18:31:17 | More by McUbermensch
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2013 16:02:17 | More by aorloski
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McStagger

California

4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes.

A: Black as night. One finger head, espresso colored. Low retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Earthy. Barnyard, dirt. Black coffee, leafy, woodsy, some cacao, baker's chocolate.

T: Woody, chicory, mesquite smoke, aftertaste of burnt coffee. Mild toffee and vanilla sweetness.

M: Effervescent. Light bodied. Surprising.

O: Coffee bomb in its surest form. I got less of an espresso quality and more of a straight cup of coffee. Black, no sugar, no cream.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 11:46:22 | More by McStagger
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2013 03:26:29 | More by kingmaker
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Scalawags

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2013 02:47:48 | More by cwelsh55
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-17-2013 02:37:00 | More by dasmusik
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -31%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-16-2013 21:55:34 | More by leroybrown10
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uncccegr

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-16-2013 20:35:56 | More by uncccegr
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KevieJames

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Durb777

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

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braugon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

07-16-2013 12:16:59 | More by braugon
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SwG237

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-16-2013 02:53:30 | More by SwG237
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JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8%

07-16-2013 00:03:18 | More by JDizzle
Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,432 ratings.