Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Stone Brewing

Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedImperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
4.46/5
1,165 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 09-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#186
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
1,165
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
620
Gots:
224
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,165 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of Burgh1328
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pda22
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of NMA
4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of EEscobar
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Stevem68
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich midnight black color with a thin mocha head. Aroma is mellow bourbon and roasted malts with a subtle sweetness. Flavor is rich roasted malts with a little chocolatieness and a smooth mellow boozy finish. I get a hint of vanilla too. Very smooth drink and overall a really good beer.

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Photo of Nunya
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rhong187
4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of NJBrews609
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wulfie85
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Definitely the biggest surprise of the night. I did not expect a lot out of this beer, but it was amazing. The aromas were very well balanced and light, due to the age of the bottle. The flavors were like liquid brownies. Absolute perfection!

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Photo of Steban
3.64/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyG21189
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

2014 Bottle.

A: Moderate roasted grains, light esters anise-like, slightly vinous, with ample bourbon on the finish.

A: Jet black color, totally opaque with a moderate light tan head that has adequate retention. There is light lacing in the glass.

T: Big malt, highly roasted grains have a bakers chocolate, coffee like character, light esters of anise, raisins, lightly sweet, with ample bourbon, coupled with a light bitterness and warming on the finish.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation, lightly viscous. Smooth and hides its high ABV well.

O: Delicious; a super well executed RIS, with light anise aroma and flavors, well complimented by the bourbon barrels. Incredibly smooth for being such a big beer.

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Photo of PeterD10
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of TrojanRB
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 release drank in May 2016.

Cork released without a pop....inky, oily black with a think caramel head that quickly disappeared

Nose has molasses and brown sugar. Prunes and plums as well.

This site lists ABV as 11.5%, but my bottle is labeled 13.9%. It's a big beer for sure, but it doesn't come off as boozy as that number would suggest.

Vanilla and fudge appear after a few sips.

Smooth without a bite. Has a bit of chew to it.

Really an excellent offering from Stone.

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

Photo of steve032
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 1,165 ratings
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