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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

2,643 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,643
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 195
Gots: 410 | 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:
Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Stone Brewing Co. - Espresso Imperial Russian Stout

Even though we get this up in my neck of the woods, it flew off the shelves too fast for me to snag it and I had to obtain it via trade. I am glad I did!!

Look - Pours jet black oil slick with a thick massive mocha head that dissipates quickly but has a slight retention. Rings and chunks of fresh lacing. Great looking RIS.

Smell - Rich espresso and mocha, complex aroma even when cold, but it develops as it warms for sure. Almost hhas a creamy sweet of Hershey kisses here, decadent and delightful.

Taste - Rich and creamy, a complex mixture of the espresso, milky chocolate, mocha, fruits, brown sugar, and caramel.

Mouthfeel - Somehow not that boozy at a whopping 11%, but it is a tummy warmer! Rests rich and creamy that fades into espresso bitter. Surprisingly drinkable for the style, some are and some aren't, this one is. Thick, chewy body.

Overall - What is there to say, this is a perfect brew in this style with a unique twist, I would definitely buy this brew again whenever I see it and I would 100% recommend it.

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