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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,560 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,560
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 171
Gots: 416 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-17-2013)
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black as night, with a generous tan foam atop the glass.

Nose carries hefty coffee notes, with a little toasted wheats, chocolates, and malts.

Flavor opens up more of the chocolate tones, less of the espresso. Let's call it a mocha... Much like similar Founder's offerings, it's somewhat hard to believe the ABV is as high as labeled because of the sweetness and velvety finish, but you certainly feel every bit of the 11% by the end of the bottle.

It's a good beer, but I think it falls short of others in its class. However, that's just an opinion, and I'd certainly recommend you try it. There's no right or wrong when it comes to preferring one over another, just personal preference. I'd certainly drink it again if it were offered on tap.

Bauzen, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy dark brown, opaque in the glass, two fingers thick medium brown head, settles to a thin layer, lacing down the glass. Smell: toasted black bread, espresso, dark chocolate. Nice, seems to be not as assertive as IRS. Taste: molasses, milk chocolate, espresso, pumpernickel, anise, earth, citric note -- delicious. Exceptionally creamy feel, alcohol well hidden (somewhat unexpected for IRS). Very nice.

babaracas, Jun 05, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours jet black with a fluffy tan head that recedes pretty quickly but leaves nice lacing

S: Black, bitter chocolate, cocoa nibs, roast, dark malts, espresso, hints of dark fruit

T: Lots of dark chocolate, cocoa bitterness, smoke, and dark roast up front, followed by a slight dark malt sweetness, with a boozy finish that rounds out with a deep, espresso dryness. Fantastic.

O: This is a fantastic brew. The regular version is a staple, but I love these little experimentations, much like the belgo anise. A fine offering from stone.

Krakistophales, Jun 05, 2013
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,560 ratings.