Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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Imperial Russian StoutImperial Russian Stout
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4.33/5
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Imperial Russian StoutImperial 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#400
Reviews:
2,769
Ratings:
8,409
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
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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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Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 8,409 ratings