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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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2,664 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,664
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 205
Gots: 410 | FT: 44
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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Ratings: 2,664 | Reviews: 361
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A- Pouring this one into my mug on a Sunday afternoon= great choice. Very dark brown color, about the color of medium roast coffee, which suits this beer well, considering that it's a coffee forward imperial stout. Tan colored head stands tall on this on and holds for a while.

S- Lots of coffee right off the bat, roasted burnt aromas, faint sweetness, and a bit of booze. Very enjoyable.

T- Roasted bitter coffee, toasted malts, rich dark chocolate, slightly warm boozy, yet sweet finish.

M- Full bodied, but not what I'd consider really thick and chewy. Leaves a syrupy/sticky feel after swallowing. Light carbonation.

O- Stone made a delightful one here! Probably my favorite beer by them (I rate by style, so pay no attention to higher scores to their other beers.) Great, full bodied, multi dimensional coffee stout that leaves you wanting more.

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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!

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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.

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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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