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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
96
world-class

2,658 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,658
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 196
Gots: 411 | FT: 46
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:
Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of jwerner23
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nlawrence301
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2013, 8 oz pour served in a snifter. On tap at Freshcraft in Denver
Look- midnight black with a creamy brown head that sticks to the sides of the glass. This one's got legs.
Smell- dark roast coffee, sweet roasted malts and chocolate. Booziness is faint but there and there's a sweet smokiness like pipe tobacco also present.
Taste- Love the coffee flavor, so upfront and carries through the entire sip. Alcohol is well hidden . Getting more dark, dry chocolate but also some sweetness from the roasted malt.
Feel- Thick mouthfeel but not over the top. Perfect for the style.
Overall- Not sure how I passed this beer up so many times. One of the best coffee stouts I've had no doubt. World class

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskis
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ejhansen7
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of HirsuteHopslover
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Dan269605
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of aoampm
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of trippnwo
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of exl_90
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of RedTarmac
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of AndyCowles75
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%

Very similar to the reg version. Subtle yet delightful coffee notes on the back end that give this a nice twist. The yr of aging I gave this one helped add to the smooth, mellow nature of it compared to a fresh IRS, but may have led to the espresso notes being more in the background than if it were fresh. Very good

Photo of Magbas
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

After letting this sit for six months, it turned out to be a sensational coffee beer. Much more interesting than the normal Russian Imperial.

Photo of gpblackgt
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Stebow1289
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MDDMD
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Bhankins
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of wolf_switzer
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,658 ratings.