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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

2,468 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,468
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 136
Gots: 401 | FT: 49
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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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
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AWL

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2013 21:08:28 | More by AWL
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -8%

05-26-2013 18:43:02 | More by animal69
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-26-2013 17:51:17 | More by doc17325
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-26-2013 16:57:25 | More by claspada
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-26-2013 16:23:56 | More by aflyershckyfan
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2013 15:06:42 | More by jaxon53
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JaySchneider

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2013 15:03:24 | More by JaySchneider
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2013 14:12:23 | More by Chevelle66
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LEdubs

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-26-2013 12:56:24 | More by LEdubs
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-26-2013 05:38:45 | More by hilgart1
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TheBoog013

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-26-2013 04:18:38 | More by TheBoog013
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Curt1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

05-26-2013 04:14:54 | More by Curt1
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Christov

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2013 03:08:57 | More by Christov
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nawpnawp

California

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

Poured into a snifter from a 2013 version.

A - Pours a thick and appetizing black with very little head.

S - There is initially a hint of booze, but that quickly dissipates and is engulfed by chocolate. The espresso/coffee does not really make much of an appearance in the nose.

T - The chocolate there is very strong just like the smell. However, the bitter espresso really comes through here. There is a hint of booze, about as much as the smell, that is very well covered up by all of the other flavors. The aftertaste is much of the same but I'm definitely picking up licorice as well.

M - The mouthfeel is excellent. It is nice and thick and feels almost milky. I wish there was a little more carbonation, but it is a very minor complaint.

O - While it is still very good, it's obvious that it will get better with age. The last regular IRS that I had was roughly 8 months old, and it was fantastic. I have 2 more of these that will definitely see some shelving and I'll have to re-evaluate at that time. A fresh version is delicious, but not quite as good as the aged that I had.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 01:25:00 | More by nawpnawp
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2013 00:41:21 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-25-2013 23:36:06 | More by OldhouseRecs
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-25-2013 21:59:17 | More by Crimsontider22
Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,468 ratings.