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Fyodor's Classic: Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Stone Brewing

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Fyodor's Classic: Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedFyodor's Classic: Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 09-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#183
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
1,204
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
618
Gots:
237
Trade:
10
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4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of leroybrown10
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of clay_i
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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2.98/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of PicoPapa
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle. 2017 series Batch No. 2. Pours a viscous black color with a thin layer of head that fades quickly. Boozey aroma with a good deal of oak, tobacco, earth, dark fruits, molasses and black coffee. The taste is Bourbon upfront with good deal of oak and vanilla. Bitter dark chocolate, black coffee, dark fruits and leather. Some char and roasted malts as well. Woody Bourbon finish with some more coffee. Thick, heavy mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Lots of alcohol heat, as expected. It’s a bit on the pricey side but absolutely worth buying.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 batch, 500mL bottle. Bitter dark chocolate, bourbon heat, earthy nuttiness, and maybe just a hint of dark-roasted coffee. Unusual for me in that it's a big BBA stout, but I prefer the flavors when served fresh out of the fridge, before it warms to a more traditional temperature. When warmer, it acquires more bitterness that detracts from the overall complexity and balance when chilled.

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

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

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4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit this is the blackest beer I’ve ever seen. Many stouts are black but this one was completely opaque charcoal black. The Fyodor I just drank is the new batch #2. I think it was amazing.

Look: jet black with a half inch mocca head.

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, some bourbon.

Taste: It's roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla, distinct bourbon, and honey sweetness. It is not just the bourbon but the honey sweetness that make it stand out. The flavor is wonderful.

Feel: full bodied, syrupy.

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4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle, batch #2, bottled on October 2017, 13.5% ABV. Pours jet black with a small sized dark khaki head which vanishes over time. Smells of barrel, earthy hops, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, and some coffee. The taste follows closely with roasted malt, barrel, cocoa, caramel, and coffee. Some noticeable alcohol comes though. Fairly high sweetness, bitterness, and dryness. Average body and low carbonation for the style. Overall, it has a barrel presence throughout with a mellow RIS profile. Pretty good stout, but I prefer this year's Mikhail.

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4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Fyodor's Classic: Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 1,204 ratings
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