Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Stone Brewing

Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedImperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
97.3%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 1,164 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:
#183
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
1,164
Liked:
1,132
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
8.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
621
Gots:
224
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,164 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of vfgccp
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 2014 bottle (brewed Jan 2013), opened Jan 2015.

A - Thick, deep espresso black body. Dark mocha head pours 1/2 a finger high with ok retention and lace.

S - Outstanding nose. Rich and thick with milk chocolate, brandy, oak, tons of vanilla, touch of nutmeg, and almonds. Great integration.

T - Medium roast latte, milk chocolate, warm scotch, hazelnut, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, and soft cream. Fantastic balance and integration. A shade boozy.

M - Super smooth, creamy, medium-full body. Almost perfect.

O - An awesome beer. Stone RIS is one of my favorite stouts, and I'd argue it's one of the best bombers you can buy for under $10. The BA version is an absolute treat, and is more than worth the hype.

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

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

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

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Stone just doesn't make bad beers.

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Photo of Harvest06
3.23/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: extremely hot for the abv. Overall: undrinkable.

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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

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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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

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4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 97.3% out of 100 with 1,164 ratings
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