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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,598 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,598
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 177
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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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle poured into Pizza Boy snifter glass.

Appearance: a thick and creamy brown foam built up. Very little lacings around the glass except for that leftover foam at the outer edges that escape to the glass. Looks almost like drinking a big glass of espresso.

Smell: instantly coffee hit my noes. Contrary to it being 'espresso,' the aroma is really like any other coffee beer. It presented that nice aroma of roasted coffee beans as well as the roasted malt from the beer.

Taste: Starts out mildly sweet and than the bitterness catches up. Hard to say if the bitter counterpart is from the hops, coffee, or both. PIcked up a ton of coffee followed by a very smoky finish. This beer seems kind of savory. It's very easy to drink, the alcohol is hardly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, not so thick but still satisfying.

Overall: an outstanding brew - especially considering it was bottled 03/28/2013. The coffee is intense, however I have not tried this fresh. Much better than the regular Stone RIS in my opinion. Sometimes drinking a coffee stout is better than drinking a barrel-age coffee stout because you can appreciate the coffee more, just like this one.

Benish, Jan 15, 2014
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Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,598 ratings.