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:
620
Gots:
224
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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1/5  rDev -77.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -77.6%

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2/5  rDev -55.2%

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2/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of MCain04
2.75/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of beefsquatch
2.75/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of marsdup41
2.92/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of mtrog313
3/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of Lisarose104
3/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of Egotist
3.12/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Photo of odualum13
3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of kborning
3.37/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Expected more from this. Muted smell, feel, and taste. No sweetness and not a ton of bourbon. Xocoveza Charred blows this away.q

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Photo of MEO89
3.4/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of cfrances33
3.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Desp59
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really good. Just not sure it is as good as rated.

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Photo of GuidedByBill
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two 10 oz. glasses at The Happy Gnome's Stone Release Party on 3/30/11. 2008 vin-taaage. Welcome to MN Stone & thanks for bringing some excellent kegs with you!

First, you might ask, why two glasses? When my limit was two glasses, & there were so many good beers? Well, I was convinced I was given the wrong beer the first time around. Turns out I was wrong.

Black, of course, minimal bubbly excitement. The smell is a blast of smokiness that gets more & more pronounced as the beer warms, crowding out the malts & chocolatey sweetness that arrives initially. I swear, I was served the bourbon Smoked Porter, but no!

The second glass tastes just like the first. The bourbon is subtle, refined, restrained, just nipping around the edges of my taste buds & liver. Supremely smooth & creamy. But there it is again, the smokiness, creeping upwards, until at half-glass, it's dominating & crowding out the other tastes. WTF? After the second glass I really wish I'd have had something else.

Good beer, but in the company of other BA stouts this one would suffer by comparison. Glad I tasted it, but I'm going to stick to my beloved Oaked AB from now on, thank you very much Stone!

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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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