Totalitarian | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rkarimi on 03-10-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,056
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
163
pDev:
8.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Photo of chrismattlin
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojopin88
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2/22/18; drank 4/23/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE tan head; thick lace.

Fresh earth, cream & black licorice notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Cream & fresh earth flavors up front; mild black licorice notes on the finish, which emerged more as this warmed. No booze heat.

A bit thin for the style but the flavor profile is about right. Decent.

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Photo of smutty33
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Complex, smokey, rich, roasted malts, tobacco, dark cocoa, vanilla coffee beans dark fruit and oats in the finish. Same with the nose. Black, opaque, tan head with sticky lace on the glass. Full body. Solid and some boozyness at the end. 70 IBUs

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Photo of challenja
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into Sam Adam's Perfect pint glass and Boulevard tulip glass
A: A jet black dark ruby currant small ring of mocha lacing around the glass

S: burnt dark chocolate malts, candied raspberry, smoked beef, dark African toast, Graham cracker crust
T :this is a more astringent version of their previous releases. Taste follows the nose. Burnt African coffee and smoked meats dominate as does the burnt chocolate malts. The hops are very bittering in this version. Very upfront, unlike any other RIS I have ever tasted. Elongated bittering finish that lasts for over a minute on the tongue and back palate.
M: medium bodied. Frothy, very astringent. Lingering alcohol on the back palate
Of: a very tasty RIS but it's too bitter to make it another purchase. It's if stone wanted to make an IPA DOMINANT RIS.

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Photo of ScottK22
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 2/22/18. Pours almost black with a brown head, leaves more of an oily film than lacing. Aroma is old burnt coffee or malts. Flavor has some old coffee and cocoa, bitter finish. Nice body, could be thicker. I'll keep a few bottles and try them in 6 months.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaver13
3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, bottled 2/21/18. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy brown head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is roasted bakers chocolate and some coffee notes.

The flavor is sweet bakers chocolate with a lot of heavy roast and some black licorice and a bit of harsh roast alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation

Overall, it's a bit harsh and unbalanced.

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Photo of Craven
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Efoley46
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deereless
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Totalitarian from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 163 ratings