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Stone Espresso IRS

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by awdturboiv, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Paid $9 for mine but still worth it!
  2. acyl

    acyl Aficionado (125) Michigan Mar 16, 2010

    Just picked up 4 bottles for $6 bucks each. Store had 3 left, should I go back and grab em?
  3. Hoozierdaddy

    Hoozierdaddy Savant (275) Illinois Apr 24, 2009

    This is a bomber of coffee, with a hint of imperial stout. Awesome, just awesome.
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  4. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (725) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I was able secure 2 of these. They were sold out in one day. Still a ton of IRS left, so I'll drink those while this ages. :)
  5. rboinski

    rboinski Savant (315) California Mar 19, 2012

    Need to pick up more I guess, there was a one bottle limit the day I went.
  6. markgugs

    markgugs Poobah (1,215) New Jersey Dec 20, 2006 Beer Trader

    spotted in NJ yet? I haven't seen it (and apparently neither has beermenus)
  7. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (810) Illinois Apr 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    My buddy and I got the last 2 of these that were on the shelf at the Binny's in Lombard yesterday. I'm excited to drink it.
  8. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Savant (305) Illinois Nov 6, 2011

    got two of these and two of the traditional IRS

    drinking one of the Espressos now, it's pretty incredible
  9. phishbfm

    phishbfm Advocate (630) North Carolina Dec 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    Any hint of when/if it hits NC? It's been hitting in VA already.
  10. Squiggy

    Squiggy Aficionado (225) Michigan Feb 18, 2013

    i picked up 3 bottles today at 6.50 apiece.
    couldnt find any traditional IRS though.
  11. JGam115

    JGam115 Advocate (515) New York Apr 8, 2013 Beer Trader

    Sporadically became available in NYC. Most outlets got the IRS first. Luckily I tasted both at their release party at Taproom 307 - the EIRS was definitely awesome. Very smooth, velvety brew with more espresso than chocolate. Balanced sweetness.
  12. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Savant (290) Maryland Mar 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    <<< This guy got some. BM me...
  13. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Savant (300) Ohio Dec 20, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    On the lookout for this one tomorrow. Love coffee in my stouts as it pairs so well.
  14. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Well this post just dampened my enthusiasm regarding this bottle. If I want coffee I'll go to Starbucks. If I want a stout with espresso/coffee added, I still expect it to taste like beer.
  15. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I second this guess, nintendo does the same thing with all their consoles
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  16. gshak

    gshak Advocate (540) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    Coffee-forward beers do not, generally, take kindly to aging, so you might want to drink these fresh and see how you like it. Having said that it is drinking fantastic right now. Cheers!
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  17. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    If coffee is added and covers up the "imperial russian" characteristics from the beer, then does it not become an American Double Stout? :)
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  18. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    loved this beer even more so than regular irs, will be getting bottles to sit on.
  19. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    Havent opened mine yet, need to find the right time but it looks like I should pick up another while I still can?
  20. gshak

    gshak Advocate (540) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    Yes - that is the only correct answer to this question.
  21. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (730) Iowa Aug 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Lol. I don't think you buying 6 of 24 bottles when there was a 1 bottle limit qualifies as "thinking about other BA's."
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  22. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (730) Iowa Aug 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    yes. I got 2 bottles, but haven't opened one because a bar near me has both IRS's on tap. They are great, but a little hot, and could def use some age. Good now too though.
  23. Picked up a couple bottles the other day, was there when they were delivered, place got 3 cases of the espresso. Tried it last night and was really disappointed, DP'd the 2nd half of the bottle.
  24. ressling

    ressling Savant (280) Georgia Oct 26, 2011

    I like Espresso IRS. It's creamy & smooth. In my opinion though, Founder's Breakfast Stout still takes the cake by far.
  25. Rainier

    Rainier Savant (280) California Dec 20, 2012

    you just jel :)
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  26. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (730) Iowa Aug 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    LOL. nah I got my 4 bottles.
  27. Squiggy

    Squiggy Aficionado (225) Michigan Feb 18, 2013

    I like Espresso IRS fresh but i also think it could benefit with some age on it.
  28. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (660) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    This needs to get to Long Island NOW,
  29. Hoozierdaddy

    Hoozierdaddy Savant (275) Illinois Apr 24, 2009

    What i mean is that it is very coffee forward. But think about the base beer for a minute. Do you really think a Stone IRS can be overwhelmed by any coffee addition?
  30. gunpwdr

    gunpwdr Savant (285) Virginia Feb 7, 2013

    For me, this beer has it going on. I like Lagunitas's Cappuccino stout and love Founders Breakfast Stout. I would have no qualms putting this beer ahead of both in terms of pure enjoyability.
  31. ModernMan

    ModernMan Aspirant (35) California Apr 25, 2013

    First post on BA! Picked up a bottle and can't wait to crack it open.
  32. Fluteswell

    Fluteswell Savant (350) Maryland Feb 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    BA Expresso Imperial Russian Stout please.....Stone!
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  33. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Savant (280) Florida Jul 30, 2011

    Agreed, though they'd probably just put it in Quingenti Millilitre so people without "whalez bro" to trade for it can only salivate with envy.
  34. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) Florida May 25, 2012

    Had it on draft tonight, delicious!
  35. gunpwdr

    gunpwdr Savant (285) Virginia Feb 7, 2013

    Wrong thread?!
  36. Yes.
    Whoops :eek:
  37. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    4 bottles at $5.99 each
  38. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (555) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Beer Trader

  39. Squiggy

    Squiggy Aficionado (225) Michigan Feb 18, 2013

  40. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Dayman just hit South Florida, so I guess I'll be waiting a couple weeks for this one. Actually, I'll probably be out of town when it arrives. Hope some of it sits around...