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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

2,605 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,605
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 182
Gots: 421 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-17-2013)
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

davelag, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Spider889, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

CoolEthan, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

RayOhioFelton, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

DaveAnderson, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of JohnG190
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours inky black with thick mocha head that quickly dissipates into a thin collar. The aroma is of espresso and roasted barley. First notes of sweet chocolate and malt give way to bitter, almost burnt, roast coffee. Alcohol becomes noticeable as it warms. Oily mouthfeel with light carbonation help make this big stout a sipper. Truly a well crafted beer, Stone has produced one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had!

JohnG190, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Motozappa, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

radio2525, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jacothom, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

h2k2c, Jun 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

cfleming, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

allenson21, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bluntedboywonder, Jun 22, 2013
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4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A- Dark and thick with a great looking but short head that forms a lasting cap that looks just like the crema on good espresso.

S- Coffee, chocolate and roasted barley.

T- Rich coffee, sweet at the start and then some mild bitterness. It has a creamy quality with some vanilla notes.

M- Full bodied plus. Smooth carbonation with some alcohol warmth in the finish.

O- I'm a coffee lover and this beer is the most coffee like I've ever tasted. Outstanding.

mschind, Jun 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jazz_brew, Jun 22, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out jet black with a thin mocha head. Smells of dark fruits, roasted malt, coffee, and booze. Coffee is pretty strong in the flavor. Doesn't contribute much to bitterness, but the flavor is in full force. Some chocolate in the finish with booze. Rich mouthfeel with a carbonation that doesn't step over the line. This is delicious, don't get me wrong, but I think the regular IRS hits all the right notes better.

goochpunch, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mmcnaughton, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jaylib, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

TonyTalon, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

tarheels4life23, Jun 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SoCalStout, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

GabeQ, Jun 21, 2013
Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,605 ratings.