2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout | Stone Brewing

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head snifter.

A: Pours an opaque black; obsidian; half-finger of coffee head; no lace is left by the minimal haze of retention.

S: Dark chocolate; charred, sweet, black malt; coffee notes; not quite as over the top as I was expecting, but nice.

T: Cocoa; espresso for sure; molasses; dark chocolate and coffee bitterness on the end; some alcohol... this is 11%, after all.

M: Full-bodied; low carbonation; heavy; some residual heat... pretty much your typical feel for the style; leaves the palate pretty sticky.

O: A very nice, odd-year variation of Stone IRS; I'd have it again; very drinkable at 11% although it does become a sipper as it warms and takes on additional layers of complexity.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nothing crazy here, just a small one finger bubbly tan head that went away quickly

S- Wonderful coffee smell that wasn't over powering

T-Rich coffee and chocolate with a dry bite to it

M-A little bit of alcohol on the mouth with a medium-heavy body and crisp carbonation

O-Better than the original, reminds me of a dryer Wake N Bake with a little more chocolate

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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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