Stone Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout
8,385 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001

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4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black as midnight oil with a big frothy caramel colored head that really hangs around.

Sweet malt ice-cream, caramel, coffee, grass and anise in the nose.

Coffee coats the mouth then sweet malt with caramel, chocolate and coffee notes roll around until they are kept in check with a bitter licorice, herb, coffee bite. A very good RIS.

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

2012 release.

Beer is black (big surprise). Moderately sized tan head. Decent retention. Good lacing.

Smell is rich. Roasted malt, chocolate, black liquorice, coffee, burnt caramel. Nice.

Taste is like the smell. Roasted malt, coffee, burnt caramel, chocolate, vanilla, black liquorice. A big flavour, no question about it. Slightly bitter. A bit of alcohol but not a much given the strength.

Full bodied, quite highly carbonated for the style. Quite smooth even so.

Overall, very good. Not my favourite RIS but a really excellent beer that one can return to repeatedly.

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Served on tap into a pint glass

This beer pours pitch black as you would expect from a stout this size. It has the aroma of roasted malts ans well as some chocolate. The flavor matches the nose and really has a nice big bitterness to help keep the beer drinkable. There an alcohol presence but it isn't too much and the beer is about as drinkable as it needs to be. An IRS that really holds the standard.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 8,385 ratings
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