Stone Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8,362
Reviews:
2,750
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
820
Gots:
2,336
For Trade:
96
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a black color with tinges of brown on the edge.

The aroma has anise spiciness, a bit of pine, a lightly roasted malt, and nuttiness.

The flavor pop immediately of heavy bitterness, almost overwhelming. Anise spice, bitter dark earthiness, a nice chocolate malt and heavy espresso. Lots of alcohol and bitterness in the end. A medium plus mouthfeel.

The overwhelming theme in the end is alcohol and that dense bitterness that overtakes any wonderful roasted malt or sweetness in the imperial stouts.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 8,362 ratings.
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