Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2,771
Ratings:
8,418
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is jet black, with a low profile, small bubbled, light brown head that holds to the glass as you go. Aromas are rich, with blackstrap molasses, dark roasted coffee, and old world fruit sweetness. The beer has a full, round body, and delivers an initial blast of dark roast coffee initially. Forward flavors are immediately followed up by a strong molasses and chocolate palate, with a deep, dark sweetness overall, and a slight hopping at the end of the flavor profiles. Cleans itself up very nicely, leaving a roasty and boozey aftertaste that has hints of fruit character. Very smooth, clean finish. Tremendous beer.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a midnight black with a thin mocha head. Minimal lacing is left behind.

S- Lots of dark chocolate upfront, followed by licorice, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and carmelized raisins.

T- Follows with aroma with big semi-sweet chocolate, dark fruits including raisins and black cherry, licorice, roasted malt, and vanilla.

M- Low to medium carbonation and a full, smooth body. No sign of the high abv.

O- A great ris with minimal heat and plenty of complex flavors. One of my favorites from Stone.

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Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 8,418 ratings