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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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2,643 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,643
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 194
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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of CoachJimmy
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10 oz. glass from Yeasty Beasty in Monmouth, OR

A - Midnight black with a slight tan-ish tint to the head.

S - Rich espresso and chocolate on the nose. Also lingers with a caramelly, malty sweetness as it fades.

T - Rich chocolate and caramel malts, robust espresso in the initial then fading slightly as you drink. Extremely drinkable and with a stunningly finish for 11% monster.

M - As others have previously mentioned, this is where this beer kicks it up a notch. Very smooth, almost silky. Yet still a solid stout in thickness.

O - What else can I say except "WOW! This is one of the fineness examples of the style. An amazing stout to say the least. I will definitely treasure a few more of these bad boys while their out!

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of CrazyHarry
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours black as night with a thick beige, tan head. Aromas of espresso beans, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is much the same but even more intense with a nice full body. The espresso beans mask the alcohol but really compliment the roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Another fantastic beer from Stone!

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a big finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, touch of dark fruits, some earthy hops, some vanilla, and some booze.

T - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, roasted bitter coffee, black licorice, molasses, some earthy hops and bitterness, vanilla, a touch of dark fruits, and some booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, bitter, and warming finish.

D - The espresso is a really nice touch on top of the base RIS.

Photo of Immortale25
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a large Chimay goblet at The Local Miami.

A- Pours an ominously opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that soon fades to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam.

S- Fresh espresso with some chocolatey sweetness and a hint of caramel.

T- Not as much espresso in the flavor which is a bit disappointing but it's still delicious. More chocolate than anything. Dark roasted malts with a bit of char. Holy shit, this is 11%?! This brings a whole new meaning to the word "drinkable." Hardly boozy at all. Starting to feel it in my gut though.

M- This is where the beer really excels. Silky smooth, decadently creamy and soft. Medium carbonation and a thick, chewy body.

O- I think I may be spoiled from having such world class coffee beers as Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, CCB Cubano Espresso and Terrapin Wake n Bake, but this didn't have as much coffee flavor as I'd like. Regardless, it's an amazing stout and I highly recommend it.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,643 ratings.