Fyodor | Stone Brewing

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Fyodor's Classic

Stone Imperial Russian Stout is a thick, rich and sinful beer that’s heavy on the palate and massively aromatic with notes of anise, black currants, cof fee and roastiness.

This profoundly complexed beer will overwhelm all but the most stalwart beer fanatics with its level of intensity. Rich coffee, bitter and milk chocolate characteristics abound, while dark charred oak, rich vanilla and caramel from the bourbon barrels synergistically elevate and further enhance the ultra-intense taste of the original beer. The name we chose for this heady creation, “Fyodor”, is a tip of the hat to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of the greatest, most influential novelists of Russia’s Golden Age.

43 IBU

Added by BEERchitect on 09-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#190
Reviews:
198
Ratings:
1,287
pDev:
8.52%
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Photo of Vidblain
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had Fyodor before on tap, but failed to review it at that time - the bottle is only slightly different, but as with all of my Stone experiences in the past... the beer is reliably delicious.

Fyodor is a surprisingly creamy, sweet, rich beer - it's full of bourbon, coffee, and light vanilla notes.... though the caramel is a bit more prevalent. The mouthfeel is heavy yet creamy, rich, and delicious. It's a very filling beer.

For such an easily located beer - Fyodor is a winner and most certainly up there in the world-class rankings. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one-finger brown head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Bourbon nose and flavor is bourbon, some caramel. Decent RIS. Seriously expensive at $15.99 500ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of Academymike
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JerryHelper
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korymiller
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MelonLord
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a REALLY good BBA RIS

2017 vintage. Pours a black-brown color. Has a vigorous carbonation that disappears quickly. The smell reminds me a little bit of BBA Yetti, all of the dark roasts with chocolate dryness. Smells fucking delicious.

The taste is classic BBA stout. The carbonation starts going across your palette, then you're confronted with this dry malt character shortly followed by a nice chocolaty syrup sweetness that isn't cloying. The body then starts to round out and leaves you with a malt aftertaste that is very pleasant, not so biting or acidic that it hurts you.

I was pleased with this beer. It hit the spot for a BBA RIS craving.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as black as night with a minimal amount of root beer collar, which disappears quickly leaving with a glass of motor oil.

Smell is, well, bourbon. I mean really nice and bourbon. It's not just bourbon though,there is some vanilla and some chocolate present as well.

Taste is led by, surprise, bourbon. Nice vanilla notes and a touch of wood and leather. Quite a nice sip.

Feel is boozy and full with fair carbonation. Finish leaves you thinking you've just had a shot.

Well,bourbon is the star here. I'm having the 2017 version, and I have to wonder if a little longer would have tamed that, or made it stronger. I loved this but if I had one quarrel it would be the other flavors are outshined by the bourbon.

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Photo of bshefftz
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An absolutely delicious monster of a beer. Pours a deep black with no visible head or lacing, but has adequate carbonation. Has characteristics of an old ale or strong ale - reminiscent of Lost Abbey’s Angel’s Share, a perennial favorite of mine. Very heavy barrel on the nose, sweet with alcohol warmth on the tongue. Intense flavors follow. Really enjoyed this, priced a little cheaper than Angel’s Share too. Hope to drink this again.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pitch black with a very thin tan head.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon.

T - The taste dark chocolate, espresso, dark roasted malts, caramel, vanilla and bourbon.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a sticky dry finish.

O - This is a great BBA RIS. The flavors are rich and inviting. Definetly recommended.

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Photo of Sellen
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eternal218
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 500 ml bottle from the Craft Beer Hop Stop on 11-11-17 for $15.99. Base beer brewed in May 2016 and aged for 14 months in bourbon barrels. Stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured black as night with little to no head with the pour.

Nose is very nice, oak, vanilla, bourbon dominate in a strong fashion.

Taste is a huge malt base with some sufficient hopping to balance things. Vanilla, leather, and bourbon are big contributors. Each sip is warming.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall a very tasty brew, glad i tried but it was definitely a splurge at roughly $1 per ounce. Cheers!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. 2016 vintage (Now just called "Fyodor"). Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass, with a thin light brown head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. Aroma of dark toasted malt, bourbon, plums, light cocoa and coffee; bourbon forward. Flavor is dark toasted malt, rich bourbon, vanilla, licorice, dates, cocoa and mild coffee; like the aroma, the bourbon is dominant. Finishes with lingering bourbon and licorice. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess and somewhat light carbonation. A dark, rich full flavored barreled stout. The base Russian stout is heavy toasted malt with only a slight char, but with lots of adjunct flavors of fruit coffee, cocoa and particularly licorice. Warming, but well supported by the robust malt and bourbon flavors. One of the best stouts offered by Stone. I've waited (in vain) for this to show up in Seattle, but luckily found a bottle in southern California. Glad I did. It was worth the wait. The only flaw is the light carbonation, but it's not still and carbonated enough to stay interesting.

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Photo of dar482
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 1,287 ratings