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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,557 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,557
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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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stone Brewing Co. : Espresso Russian Imperial Stout

LOOK: Dark brown with an off white head.

SMELL: Premium roast coffee, woodsy, earthy notes. Smokey, coffee like, a bit of vanilla but more than likely due to malt sweetness.

TASTE: The flavor is reminiscent of a spiked vanilla coffee, but there are malty flavors that irk the imperial notion. In other words, this is a big bad roasted stout. Chocolate, coffee, booze, and some well hidden but present citrusy hop character. Coffee bean and big time malt.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, smooth, well carbonated. In the finish it has coffee and sweetness, tempered by a solid bitterness.

OVERALL: Solid beer, good flavor, and a literal staggering strength. For the price it don't get much better. Great stuff.

Stinkypuss, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kew, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Pitch black with a short tan head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Espresso, dark chocolate, caramel and milk.

Taste
Bitter espresso mixes with sweet caramel and milky tones. Loads of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee and roasted barley.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, creamy and smooth.

Overall
This beer is just loaded with espresso. Nicely balanced with the alcohol expertly hidden.

justintcoons, May 17, 2013
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,557 ratings.