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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
97
world-class

2,435 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,435
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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nollie77

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-28-2013 00:43:50 | More by nollie77
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-28-2013 00:40:36 | More by Hessian257
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-28-2013 00:26:37 | More by zonker17
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denver10

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is roasty, tons of bold espresso, cut by some chocolate and maybe anise? Flavor is big and roasty too, lots of espresso, as it warms the chocolate comes out, and something else that again I can't pinpoint, maybe anise? Some alcohol is present. A fuller mouthfeel. Overall, a really nice espresso stout. Would definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 23:36:15 | More by denver10
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 22:38:21 | More by mpayne5
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.9%

05-27-2013 21:23:03 | More by KohlbeckM
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Schwantz

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 20:51:13 | More by Schwantz
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TravisR

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 20:00:37 | More by TravisR
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-27-2013 19:38:10 | More by tom10101
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-27-2013 18:08:33 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Poured into my Stone IRS glass-it pours nearly pitch black with a mocha head that leaves some nice cascading and slight lacing

S-Boozy, espresso, dark chocolate

T-Sweet from the alcohol, espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of oak. The espresso comes through more as it warms up. I was really surprised at how sweet it was.

M-Fairly thick and creamy

D-The espresso cuts into its drinkability for me but I think i could finish an entire bomber.

Overall, I was glad I was able to try this beer since the regular IRS is one of my all time favorites. However, I prefer the regular version. The espresso was nice but I think the regular version is just more balanced and tastes better.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 15:38:16 | More by thegodfather2701
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mctizzz

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-27-2013 13:16:57 | More by mctizzz
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jdklks

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 13:04:51 | More by jdklks
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -8%

05-27-2013 07:12:55 | More by chippo33
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vkv822

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz : Teku

Black, with a foamy, light brown head.

Rich, fudgey cocoa upfront, with roasted coffee notes in the backing and a lightly bitter finish. When considering the ABV, there are very light, if any, alcohol notes.

Medium+ body, lightly viscous, but smooth.mild foamy carbonation.

Regular IRS is certainly a solid, quintessential Imperial Stout. The espresso addition is just that, an addition. The base beer is still the focal point, with the espresso adding just a slight, extra layer to what is already a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 06:45:23 | More by vkv822
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Devi0us

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-27-2013 06:32:39 | More by Devi0us
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mbw314

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-27-2013 06:14:45 | More by mbw314
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2neardead

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 03:59:29 | More by 2neardead
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RaulMondesi

California

4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The thing about Raul is, is when it comes to Stone, Raul usually bats an eye and saves it for another day. Stone, less than 100 miles away from his house, save it for another time, right? Well, Raul wishes that he drank this bad sucker when he first bought it two week ago, rather than leaving it in the fridge!

Silky textures like a Kardashian after a hot wax, and tasty like Jessica Alba after leaving Burke Williams. I mean, this guy is rollin on all 4 cylinders like the members of Primal Scream doing a line of molly before shooting speed and killing light. This is excellence.

Peace!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 03:49:49 | More by RaulMondesi
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draheim

Washington

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz into a snifter. Pours pitch black w/ a 1-finger crackling tan head that recedes quickly to a thin collar.

Aroma is rich chocolate and bitter espresso, dark roasted malt. Great balance of aromas.

Taste is roasty and bitter in several ways. Strong coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malt converge to make something better and more flavorful than the sum of its parts. A touch of black molasses too.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slick with a nice bitter finish.

Overall a great twist on one of my favorite imperial stouts. The espresso gives it a little extra special something without affecting the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 03:36:54 | More by draheim
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 03:02:37 | More by PHBoiler
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: black as night. one finger mocha colored head which subsides fairly quickly leaving good lacing behind

s: hint of booze followed by dark chocolate & roasted (slightly burnt) coffee

t: Bitter (charred) espresso powers its way through from the start. And continues on giving way only near the end by allowing some dark chocolate to come through. Finishes with one last charred/burnt burst of espresso.

m: full body. silky, smooth & creamy.

o: I enjoyed this but I think the coffee/espresso flavor is a touch too charred/burnt. Very drinkable but the alcohol sneaks up on you. Any coffee beer enthusiast should definitely give this a try (decent comparative value too).

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 02:32:46 | More by Jaycase
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bmurray10

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 01:55:27 | More by bmurray10
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M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-27-2013 01:34:58 | More by M1A2
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

05-26-2013 22:05:57 | More by WritersBlock
Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,435 ratings.