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Stone Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout
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Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Like the Abyss, I wasn't feeling this one. I'm quite partial to all Stone Beers (IPA, CaliBelgi, etc.) and this one didn't do it for me. I'm still not sold on Imperial Stouts. Yes, I am an arse and I tend to like DIPAs, Belgis and Koslch. Then again, it's all subjective, right? :-)

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2.75/5  rDev -36.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark motor oil, just what you would expect out of a classic Russian Imperial Stout
S: The nose had strong aroma of chocolate that was delightful
T: The taste is what shocked me most, incredibly smooth, there was not hint of booze in the taste, only the exceptional presence of chocolate and roasted malts that left you with a warming feeling.
M: Mouthfeel is superb and thick. It gives it the lingering sensation of being coated with chocolate milk.
O: Overall I am supremely ecstatic that I came across this excellent aged beer. Truly a masterpiece.
The 2007 was delicious as well, just had a bit more booze presence and carbonation was actually within the Russian Imperial as well. Another success from Stone.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage on tap at The Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT.

Pours the thickest and darkest of blacks. 2 inch dark brown head, with good lacing down the glass.

Smells include dark, almost burnt, roasted malt, rich chocolate, and coffee.

The taste is similar. Insanely roasty beer, they must have put a ton of roasted malt in here, as the beer is very bitter with roastiness. Some rich dark chocolate flavors as well, along with coffee and slightly overpowering smoke/ash flavors.

Thick, thick, thick body and mouthfeel- creamy and sticky all in a good way. Low carbonation.

A great stout from Stone, although I like the espresso variant better.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 8,389 ratings
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