Stone Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stone IRS – 2012

Notes from Saturday – 06/02/12
*Bomber with a 10oz taster nonic

A: Pour produces some substantial mocha cream head that caps a deep dark ale for a few minutes and eventually subsides to just some swirl. The brew has a slight crimsoned brown edge but is otherwise void of light. Some thin whisps of lace down the glass.

S: Smell is redolent with sweet chocolaty roasted malts. Some earthy hops. Overall a very clean profile with a nice roasted barley note that suggests some dry coffee character.

T: Tastes opens with a rich chocolate decadence. Roasty with notes of coffee, burnt molasses, and licorice. Big bitterness of earth and spice. More chocolate. A significant roast barley influence. Bit of present and warming alcohol. Slightly sweet, bold, and complex. Really fantastic stuff for the price.

M: Moderately heavy body yet with a nice bit of balance between thin and syrupy. Makes for a much more approachable Impy stout. Rather smooth and creamy consistency with a good amount of drying crisp in the finish.

D: Big and bold with chocolate, roast, and hops at the forefront. Balanced with harmonious flavors and texture. Again, a great purchase for the price. You can’t really go wrong with this one. Quaffability.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/4" brown head over black liquid.

S: Yeast, pine and citrus hops as well as roasted malt.

T: Pine and citrus hops, roasted malt, yeast, and caramel malt.

M: Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Some drying from alcohol.

O: Very drinkable and smooth. A great beer for the price.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black, as expected. It has a nice tan head which dissipated and leaves pure darkness in the glass.
Smells of roasted malts, coffee, hops, and licorice. The taste is very rich. Chocolate, smoke, licorice, and coffee. Heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation, and a delicious finish.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 8,373 ratings.
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