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%
 
 
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820
Gots:
2,336
For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Dark brown with a one-finger, dark tan head that lasted a couple of minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Subtle hints of dark fruit. Chocolate. Great roasted character.

T: High sweetness and moderate bitterness. Spicy and roasted. Chocolate.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, somewhat sticky. Quite warm going down.

O: This is a great sipping bear. Really good roasted quality, and wonderful mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

bomber into a duvel tulip (needa snifter)

pours motor oil black with a dark khaki 1 inch head, which proceeds to die down

dark chocolate, black coffee, roastiness, slight alcohol in the nose

subdued roasted coffee with some semi sweet chocolate. simple!

full bodied to the max. goes down scary smooth.

classic. simple. perfect.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage. Tasted 30 August 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours black in the glass, with a big fluffy 2-finger coffee-brown head. Good retention, gobs of foam stuck to the glass. Quite nice.

Smells of chocolate and herbs. The chocolate is light and delicate, and complemented well by the herbal essence. Not really hoppy, more like mild fresh herbs. Interesting.

Taste is solid and robust, and dominated by chocolate malts. Rich, kinda like milk chocolate, but without the depth that some big stouts have. It's filling at the high end, but doesn't have those deep roasty flavors I want from it.

Mouthfeel falls a bit flat. Smooth and chewy, but too low on the carbonation.

A good imperial stout, definitely worth drinking, but not the best. Taste is a bit shallow, lacking some of the richer, darker notes of big stouts. Low hopping, so the malts definitely dominate, but I want more from them.

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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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