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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,595 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,595
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 178
Gots: 421 | FT: 45
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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up one of these at Specs in Round Rock.

Poured a typical pitch black for a RIS in my pint glass. Decent tan head on the hard pour...A bit of lacing, but primarily just a dark black beauty.

Strong coffee aroma, light anise, a bit of chocolate, some vanilla. A great blend.

Tasty chocolate and roasted coffee up front...a bit syrupy and bitter on the backend. Can certainly taste some booze in this one, but I kinda like it. A very full, creamy mouthfull and just a bit of an acidic finish.

A very tasty alternative to the regular Stone RIS...especially for those into coffee stouts.

obrike, May 24, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a pitch black with a tan head which leaves lots of lacing

S - Tons of coffee, dark fruits, chocolate and vanilla

T - Like the nose, coffee, dark fruits and chocolate pervade the taste. Very flavorful

M - Smooth and velvety, full bodied; well-hidden alcohol for such a big beer

O - An exotic, full-flavored coffee IRS. Stone nailed this one. Very well crafted, and worth a shot if you like the style.

Hatzilla, May 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with no light getting thru this puppy,a half finger beige colored head atop.I f you like roasted aromas than you'll love this,the espresso roast along with big earthy/roasted notes,mild molasses-like sweetness and bitter chocolate round out the nose.Big earthy and roasted coffee flavors really hit ya on the palae with only a meager amount of sweetness,even the alcohol sweetness for such a big beer is rather subdued.A little prickly in the feel,I gotta say I like just the "standard" Stone RIS better although this isn't bad or anything.

oberon, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this one up from Maximum Beverage in West Hartford, CT.

A: Pours jet black and beautiful. Relatively thin layer of caramel colored head which dissipates relatively quickly.

S: Chocolate and coffee. Much more coffee than usual (obviously). You can smell the more bitter characteristics due to the increased coffee presence. Strangely, it has a very fresh smell. The coffee smells new and crisp and bitter.

T: The taste up front is mostly mocha and chocolate. But as you swallow, you get the full blast of the espresso. A bit bitter, with a nice warming bite.

M: Smooth and full. Very rich. Leaves nice coating on the mouth that lingers throughout the remainder.

tittymcj, May 24, 2013
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,595 ratings.