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2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout
2,733 Ratings
2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WillCarrera on 04-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2,733 |  Reviews: 378
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours inky black with thick mocha head that quickly dissipates into a thin collar. The aroma is of espresso and roasted barley. First notes of sweet chocolate and malt give way to bitter, almost burnt, roast coffee. Alcohol becomes noticeable as it warms. Oily mouthfeel with light carbonation help make this big stout a sipper. Truly a well crafted beer, Stone has produced one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had!

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.91/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A- Dark and thick with a great looking but short head that forms a lasting cap that looks just like the crema on good espresso.

S- Coffee, chocolate and roasted barley.

T- Rich coffee, sweet at the start and then some mild bitterness. It has a creamy quality with some vanilla notes.

M- Full bodied plus. Smooth carbonation with some alcohol warmth in the finish.

O- I'm a coffee lover and this beer is the most coffee like I've ever tasted. Outstanding.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out jet black with a thin mocha head. Smells of dark fruits, roasted malt, coffee, and booze. Coffee is pretty strong in the flavor. Doesn't contribute much to bitterness, but the flavor is in full force. Some chocolate in the finish with booze. Rich mouthfeel with a carbonation that doesn't step over the line. This is delicious, don't get me wrong, but I think the regular IRS hits all the right notes better.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 2,733 ratings
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