2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WillCarrera on 04-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,733
Reviews:
378
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
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207
Gots:
405
For Trade:
39
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Black in color. Lots of lace.

Dark chocolate, raisins, molasses, caramel, and roasted malts. Huge coffee and espresso tastes throughout the beer and in the finish. Lots of roast. Vanilla.

Mouthfeel: roasted and dry. Smooth still. Full bodied. Good carbonation.

Overall, a really solid imperial stout. The coffee is right where it needs to be. Right amount of roast. Well done stone.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The Espresso Imperial Russian Stout pours an opaque dark brown to black with little to no tan head. The aroma held coffee with the strong IRS notes of dark chocolate and even some dark fruits as well. The taste was perfect with just enough espresso to compliment the IRS while not overpowering it. The strong bitter espresso played off the Stone IRS flavors of chocolate, dark roasted bitterness and a hint of anise. It was a beautiful symphony of deep dark Russian Stout flavors that kept rolling through crescendo after crescendo with every sip. The flavors left a lingering bitterness on my palate along with a subtle dark fruit sweetness. Another excellent beer from Stone.

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2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 2,733 ratings.
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