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:
8,363
Reviews:
2,751
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
820
Gots:
2,336
For Trade:
96
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Pours black with brown and red on the edges and the pour. A large deep mocha head forms and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell is bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and booze. About what it should be, with plenty of strength.

Taste is of a classic RIS. Chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, very close to the aroma. Only difference is a hop tang.

Texture is nice and thick. Only the ample carbonation makes this feel thinner.

While this is pretty spot on for a RIS, it's not outstanding. And though I find it far better than the anise version, I have had better RIS's recently. The thing that makes this so good is the relatively cheep price. For that, I almost gave it a 5 overall. A great beer, and even better price.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 8,363 ratings.
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