Stone Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Imperial Russian Stout
BA SCORE
95.2%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 8,381 ratings
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
Ranking:
#395
Reviews:
2,760
Ratings:
8,381
Liked:
7,979
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
9.24%
Alströms:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
831
Gots:
2,339
Trade:
94
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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 95.2% out of 100 with 8,381 ratings
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