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Stone Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#394
Reviews:
2,761
Ratings:
8,385
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
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836
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2,340
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4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at the Mercury Lounge in Goleta, CA.

A - Black as night, with a mocha colored head. Looks like motor oil in a beer glass. Absolutely beautiful.

S - Chocolate, espresso, alcohol, nut.

T - Thick milk chocolate, which is quickly countered by bitter strong coffee notes.

M - Incredibly thick, coats the mouth, and has an impressively long finish

O - My favorite RIS of all time, but it is a strong one, so I wouldn't wanted it for any or all occasions, perfect right before bedtime.

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

22 oz of the 2012 release

Pours oily black with a thin tan head, dissipates away to nothing.

Nose is chocolate, caramel, smokey roasted coffee, oak and bourbon.

Tastes of smoked oak, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, oats and buttered bread.

Body is thick and viscous with a light tingle of carbonation in the back of the mouth.

Epic, has to be one of the best stouts I've ever had. I'm trying to think of a better one...KBS and...? Can't come up with another. Something to sip slowly and enjoy over time because of the strength, but you'll be fighting not to drink it faster.

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4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at gingerman SONO. Poured into oversized snifter. It feels a bit cold so I have to wait a bit for it to warm up. Pours a deep black brown with tan head. Very roasted malty aroma with lots of coffee notes.
Its a bit bitter and surprisingly boozey. Some milkey sugar heavy malt flavors mixed with roasted coffee and a slight bit of chocolate. Its a very good RIS but I like them with a bit more pizazz. I know this is such a highly rated brew, but I'm just not sure it has the complexity I like.
Overall, a great, don't get me wrong, brew. But not as mind blowing as I hoped.

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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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