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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,631 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,631
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 192
Gots: 417 | FT: 47
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-17-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a Sam Adam's pub glass

A: Pours a motor oil black with a two finger chocolate head that disappears. Little lacing down the bottle

S: dark, roasted coffee, malt, espresso, dark chocolate

T: Very nice, subtle taste all around. Balanced with the coffee and chocolate as well as the espresso. The espresso is very subtle, kicking in at the aftertaste. I think I taste some licorice as well

M: Low carbonation, thin and incredibly smooth.

Overall: This is a well-balanced IRS. Just another fantastic offering from Stone, which churns out some awesome IPAs. They're a very underrated stout producer. I had their Farking Wheaten W00ten on tap the other night and picked up a bottle to drink later that I can't wait to review on here. But these two stouts are definitely some of the best stouts I've ever had.

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,631 ratings.