Stone Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

8,375 Ratings
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle purchased in Las Vegas from the 2011 release. This one is poured into my CCB snifter.

Appearance: Pours thick with a nice deep tan head about one finger thick. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Cocoa, roast, coffee, spice and dried dark fruit (black cherries).

Taste: Semisweet bakers chocolate, roast with a bit of char, subtle dark fruits. This one is nice and complex. No American hops flavors, but a general bitterness on the back end from the generous hopping.

Mouthfeel: Thick and almost syrupy with a huge body. Almost too many residuals here. The carbonation is low and soft, great for the style.

Overall: A very tasty IRS, a little on the sweet side for me. I really wish we could get Stone in Utah.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of CurtFromHershey
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle, poured into a spiegelau tulip. Rich, almost black color. Huge dense beige head which would probably still linger if you left it sit out for a year. Ridiculous lacing. Sexy,sexy beer.

Smell is somewhat boozy, but like a fine liquor. Subtle aromas of vanilla bean and cappuccino.

Taste is much more chocolate malt forward than I anticipated given the nose, a welcome surprise. Strong roasty finish. No alcohol detected at all.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Beer has certainly he'd its carbonation since '11.

Overall a great beer that probably deserves more credit. Somewhat overshadowed by the bastards I think. Will buy in the future. Thanks to danwho for this extra.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 8,375 ratings.
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