Stone 2010 Bourbon Barrel Imperial Russian Stout Label Approved

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  1. travMI13

    travMI13 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I haven't seen this posted anywhere on here, but I am looking for more info:

    http://beerstreetjournal.com/2010-stone-imperial-russian-stout-aged-in-bourbon/

    Anyone know anything else about this? I'm assuming this will be part of the Stone Quingenti Millilitre program, and I know all those beers are insanely limited. Pretty excited about this, and I really hope to get my hands on it. ISO: BB Stone IRS FT: My Entire Cellar.
     
  2. Mandark

    Mandark Zealot (575) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois

    I'd buy that for a dollar!
    Seriously, that sounds fantastic.
     
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  3. nrs207

    nrs207 Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Yeah pretty much. Got some KBS I'd like to swap. Nothing like sending some awesome BBA imperial stout for another.
     
  4. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Pooh-Bah (2,502) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I'll be watching my stores for this!!
     
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  5. mjw52

    mjw52 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2010 New Jersey

    They also got approved for Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Bastard Ale.
     
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  6. travMI13

    travMI13 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I saw that, too. That sounds interesting. I would give that one a go, as well.
     
  7. Devi0us

    Devi0us Savant (1,124) May 3, 2011 California
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    I'll be ISO also...Anybody know what type of Barrels they used for this?
     
  8. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory
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    If this is the same beer they served at Brouwer's Big Wood Fest this year it will be fantastic.

    If I remember correctly that keg had been aged in Elija Craig barrels and was stunningly good.
     
  9. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Pooh-Bah (1,871) Jul 9, 2010 California
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    if this tastes anything like the 2008 Bourbon Barrel aged IRS, then it should be fantastic
     
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  10. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Yeah, it seems certain to be part of that program. The label is the same, and the size is correct.

    A little research shows that you had to buy $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win a bottle of that program's first release, and then if you won, you still had to pay $25 for a 500ml bottle. Crazy rare.
     
  11. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (1,133) Aug 28, 2009 Florida

    Elijah Craig was the barrels listed for the 2008 batch they had at the Portland Internation Beerfest (SIB too I believe). $2 for a 4 ounce pour was one of the best deals of the fest. Probably hit it up a half dozen times on day one. :grinning:
     
  12. stupac2

    stupac2 Pooh-Bah (2,031) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    I hope they release this in a similar method to Ken's -bals so I have a shot at it.
     
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  13. BirdsandHops

    BirdsandHops Pooh-Bah (2,837) Apr 14, 2008 Oregon
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    It's too bad they don't release any barrel aged beers throughout their distribution. They certainly have the resources. You see much smaller breweries with much more limited resources putting out several easily available barrel aged beers while much larger breweries with more resources barely doing any at all, or making them tap-only. I could easily have cases of barrel aged beers from Olde Hickory, Foothills, Nantahala, Williamsburg Alewerks, etc. and yet I would have to turn tricks in dark alleys to get a barrel aged beer from Bell's, Sierra Nevada, Stone, or the like.
     
  14. AndyAvalanche

    AndyAvalanche Maven (1,380) Jun 16, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Well stated. There are now several beers on the Quingenti Millilitre line that I would love to get my hands on, but I really just don't see it happening. But I guy can still dream I guess...
     
  15. cbutova

    cbutova Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I always have dreamed of trying this beer but if it is part of the Quingenti series that is not going to happen for several reasons. This one is truly an elusive beast.
     
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  16. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    So this is to Stone IRS as Rare is to BCS?

    EDIT: Never mind, I now see that Stone's version comes complete with snarky, sarcastic description.
     
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  17. stupac2

    stupac2 Pooh-Bah (2,031) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Stone's barrel program didn't get priority, so it's rather small. One of the things they're adding with the current giant construction project is a barrel house, so it'll definitely get bigger. I don't know if they'll see full distribution, they haven't said, but it definitely seems like there will be a lot more barrel-aged beer coming out of Stone sometime down the road.
     
  18. travMI13

    travMI13 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    That's good news. I hope they do distribute, at least somewhat. Plus, I think Stone would be apt to push the envelope with some of this stuff. That's always good for the industry and the community.
     
  19. BirdsandHops

    BirdsandHops Pooh-Bah (2,837) Apr 14, 2008 Oregon
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    That's good to hear. With as many strong ales and high gravity styles as they make, it seems they could have a pretty killer barrel program. Now if we could only get Bell's to distribute Black Note like they do Hopslam . . .
     
  20. khiasmus

    khiasmus Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2006 South Carolina

    This. Best beer at Brewvival. And that was seriously saying something.
     
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