Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Stone Brewing

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

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Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 09-20-2009

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Not much else I can say but soaringly fucking glorious. Wire-to-wire this is an incredible beer. So glad I could find and share with my friends. This BA stout is without question in a class by itself. I don't like to compare beers head-to-head, but this special ale is probably the best BA stout I've ever had.

Ok decided to add some "constructive" character to this. The reason I was so delirious over this beer is because I thought it was a thrill to the senses. The smell of the beer is incredibly rich - I smelled toffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and a perfect bourbon smell. Other BA stouts I've tried didn't quite hit on the bourbon like this one did. The taste backed up the smell 110%. The beer is layered perfectly. You get the rich, thick mouthfeel that all great stouts have, and your taste buds are lathered with roasted and semisweet malts, caramel, chocolate, a bit of dry bitterness, and the perfect bourbon compliment to finish off the flavor profile. I just thought it was so well put together. Really going to look for this the next time they release it. I'll be buying 3 bottles at least.

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Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing
4.47 out of 5 based on 1,156 ratings.
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