Americano Stout | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The coffee notes in Stone Americano Stout are bold, rich and full of American swagger. For each 120-barrel batch, we incorporated over 250 lbs. of artisanal espresso-roast beans into the mash and added in Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo and Cascade hops to invigorate the coffee taste with a slight citrus and resin hop presence. When it came time to selecting our coffee, we chose the same local roasters who contributed to our sought-after 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout. Their fantastic beans helped us achieve this dark, hoppy and wonderfully aromatic espresso stout.

Added by StoneBrewing on 11-17-2015

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#3,491
Reviews:
212
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859
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
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Ratings: 859 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of CaptainHate
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This 10/16/2014 bottle was a gift from a friend who relocated and had to empty her beer fridge; lucky me! Since I'm not aware of what this tastes like fresh, I'm guessing that it was hoppier fresh but that's the extent of my assumptions.

Poured into a DFH tulip, it's a black body with a finger sized tan head. Even straight from a 50 degree fridge the coffee smell dominates everything. As it warms you get chocolate and vanilla and even a boozy aroma. The taste is flat out coffee with some stout malt char. Mouthfeel is very creamy and pleasant. For a not big alc stout this was a very positive experience. Even though I don't know what this tasted like fresh there's no sign that four years has had any obvious negative impact. Based on my grade compared to the average, maybe aging has been positive.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

De Zombier. En copa Teku. Viendo Colony 2x04-06. Deliciouso cafe con una buena dosis de lupulos americanos al estilo de una black ipa y una fantasticente suave sensacion en boca. Se disfruta de principio a fin

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Photo of JeannieVolpe
2.84/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shantto
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vaulmas
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Missygurl3133
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CurtisD
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral coffee notes with light roasted malt and black chocolate notes is quite sublime. Taste is a nice mix of floral coffee notes with light residual sugar notes, roasted malt with some black chocolate notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol notes. Another solid stout for this fine brewery with great coffee notes.

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Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black with a persistent beige head. Awesome retention. Lacing is sticky as hell.

S: loads of butter espresso, bitter dark chocolate, and bitter hops.

T: A high percentage unsweetened cacao, deep nutty and bitter espresso, some hop bitterness. Molasses-like malt sweetness grounds things just enough. Bitter espresso finish.

M: Rich and thick body. Creamy and chewy. Ample prickling carbonation.

O: Concept: nailed. It's an espresso stout that tastes just like espresso. Nutty and sharply bitter. Commands a good long session with short sips.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I liked the way the pillow of tan foam gradually gave way to the dark brown body
A lot of hops on the nose ( it is Stone ) tapered by a bit of coffee & malt
Lots of coffee bit, but the hops also sting from the background
Moutfeel, in a word, "soft"
Glad I tried this

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Photo of Jgolka
4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of monkist
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow!
Brewed with some serious beans, it says - and lo!
Although I din't get them in the nose but boom! the taste was there, big time. Looks and tastes definitely like American coffee, and now that it warms up a bit you get definite hits of roast in the smell. Wow.
Tastes a bit sweet but not as sweet as a russian imperial would be, and it is a bit more on the carbonated side - which feels very good, suits this black coffee, reminds me of a carbonated americano I once had in Japan.
Pure artistry. Definitely. Stone is the mastery of the craft and they simply can't go wrong!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color with a soft slim to a filmy off white to tan head. Slim filmy concave lacing wound its way around the glass nicely. The smell started off with the bitter to roasty portions of coffee beans and as it warmed a delicate amount of the sweetness of espresso entered in along with some light creamy sweet vanilla. The taste replicated the smell nicely. The bitter tones run in and hit my tongue adequately. Espresso fades more into the background. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a bitter and roasty portion hitting my tongue nicely. Carbonation feels good, seemingly at a nice spot for the style. Overall, I’d have again for me. Espresso hits nice and soft, nothing overbearing.

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Photo of zotzot
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown, opaque, and looks pretty thick while pouring. Minimal visible carbonation, and a thin tan head fades fairly quickly.

S: Roasted malts and coffee. Leather, and notes of chocolate, vanilla, and tobacco. Light smoky charred notes.

T: Coffee up front – dark roasted and strong with mildly bitterness. Heavily roasted malts, both sweet and some roast bitterness. Leathery, and subtle vanilla and bakers chocolate. Some light citrus and grassy hops. I’m not getting the smoky notes that were on the nose, but the roast is strong and dark in the coffee and malts. It finishes with sweet malts balanced and eventually outlasted by hop bitterness (and likely some from the roast too).

M: A full body for a stout (which I thought was the implication on the label), but about average to a little light for an Imperial Stout. Low carbonation sensation but expected for style. Alcohol flavors are quite restrained.

O: It’s at least solid, if not a notch better than that. For a Imperial Stout you can buy a sixer of, this is quite good.

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Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.
Pours with a thick beige head that has excellent retention.

Hop dominated aroma. Very strong flavor with good and espresso in about equal measure. Some citrus shows with the earthy coffee beans. Hints odd bitter chocolate. The espresso becomes more pronounced with warming.
Overall: rich and well balanced for such a strongly flavored brew.

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Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ahowell94
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 2/26/16. Got into the world of coffee stouts this winter and am continuing my exploration with this one. Wow. Easily the best coffee stout that I've had, and arguably one of my favorite stouts I've had overall. Taste is awesome. Rich, dark chocolate and espresso/dark coffee. The factor for me that really put this one head and shoulders above the rest is the finish. Stone managed to capture the subtle dark fruits and more exotic flavors of artisan and small batch coffee shops which are truly pronounced here. Awesome brew. Would love to try it a little more fresh. If you like coffee stouts and haven't tried this one, it's a no-brainer.

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Photo of Knobs303
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Americano Stout from Stone Brewing
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