Stone Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

8,380 Ratings
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours dark as midnight on a moonless night. A dark khaki, one-finger head tops things off, with decent lacing and retention. Lots of little bubble islands coat the surface of the beer and the lacing wants to crawl up the sides of the glass. No carbonation visible due to the deep black opaqueness. Quite a menacingly bold appearance.

Smell: Lots of big bold chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Some molasses, and maple in there as well. Good balance between the bitter roasty notes and the malty sweetness. Quite a treat for the nose to behold.

Taste: Very smooth blend of the bitter and sweet. Dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, some hops, and a nice bite from the alcohol at the end. Lots of things going on in this one; you could sit and ponder for some time on its complexity.

Mouthfeel: Fairly full-bodied, with a good blend of bitter notes and malt sweetness. Alcohol has a good punch at the end and kind of crawls back up your throat after drinking. Could have been a touch bigger on the front-end, but very delicious nonetheless.

Overall: A very tasty beer that I will seek out again. Very drinkable for the ABV and quite complex.

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Stone Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 8,380 ratings.
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