Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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Imperial Russian StoutImperial Russian Stout
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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:
#399
Reviews:
2,769
Ratings:
8,411
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to formally reviewing this beer. Poured into a pint for lack of better glassware. 2011 Classic Release.

Pours totally black with a good tan head which fades over time. Not getting enough lacing on this one which is surprising

Smell is delicious. Sweet chocolate, a hint of cinnamon, balanced by roasty bitterness.

Flavor is great. Complex bitterness throughout, sweetness and roastiness both upfront. Espresso. Lots of complexity, each sip is a little different.

Mouthfeel isn't light but I expect a little more smoothness and fullness. I think the 10.5% abv is in a a sweetspot for the style.

Overall Stone IRS is one of my favorite beers year after year. If I could buy it in better packaging than a bomber I'd be drinking it quite frequently.

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Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 8,411 ratings