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

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8,368
Reviews:
2,755
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2009 IRS... 22 oz bomber

Poured half bottle into a snifter.

First half

Medium thick dark brown colored pour. Black in the glass. Very thin slightly shiny brown colored head that does not have enough retention. Decent lacing. Opaque.

Aroma is just very moderate. Upfront burnt up and roasted malts. No booze and no hops. Slight dark chocolate very faint coffee.

Taste has a lot more warmth to it than the nose suggests.Finish is slightly bitter both hops and charred bitter. Slightly sweetness and molasses like as well. Overall dominance is by roasted and charred malts.

Mouth feel is full bodied. Seems to have mellowed down a lot. Low carbonation. Smooth drinking. Slight alcohol warmth and heavy.

Overall and excellent beer that stands up to the style but offers very few other things.

Second Half

Very excellent lacing and superb one and half fingers thick head. Excellent head retention.

An awesome taste. This sure is an awesome stout.

Style Rate: 4.5
Personal Rate: 4.5

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 8,368 ratings.
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