Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Stone Brewing

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Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedImperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 09-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,162
Reviews:
170
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
617
Gots:
224
For Trade:
10
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Photo of Rristow
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with dark brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee, slight bourbon. Taste is moderate bitterness with a nice sweet malt backbone. Well balanced and complex. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, maple syrup. Excellent imperial stout. Definitely one of best.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nate2034
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billy_Bars
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Jkolls
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
3.12/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rugbypsu
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danh53
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, chocolate, molasses, anise, moderately sweet and well balanced. It could use more barrel and bourbon character, but I give it credit for hiding the booze at 13%. Medium mouth feel. Very good.

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Photo of OleDixie
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Randy92592
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcamparone
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle. Poured from a 500mL bottle into a HF globe glass. Shared with Ryan, thanks!

Pours a deep brown body with a small off white head that reduces to a ring. Aromas are vanilla and chocolate, cocoa, , strong and potent, inviting. Taste is super fudgy, bakers chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. mouthfeel is lightly thin.

Impressive, held up nicely.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MDDMD
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilbur
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 series. Batch No 1. Poured from 500 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours thick and black with 1/2 inch dark tan head that quickly settles to a thin skim. No light coming through with backlighting.
S: Loads of sweet bourbon hit first, followed by leather, soft chocolate, vanilla, oak, and molasses.
T: Milk chocolate, sweet bourbon, leather, vanilla, charred oak, molasses, and a hint of coffee.
M: Surprisingly soft and smooth. Darkly sweet. Medium-heavy body (a tad lighter than ABV). Lingers and matures a bit on the palate (wish it did more). Just a hint of bitterness at the very end.
D: You can tell this has softened and settled with aging. Likely would have been even better a year ago when I picked it up at Stone. Still a very solid brew. If you have any left, I'd strongly consider drinking soon.

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Photo of Briggy
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

500ml batch no.1 2015

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Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing
4.47 out of 5 based on 1,162 ratings.
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