Stone Espresso IRS

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  1. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 (0) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    I think even more than glassware, especially for stouts, temperature is the most important part of a proper beer tasting. Other than having good beer to begin with, of course.
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  2. kcp85

    kcp85 (0) Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

    It was at Starrs 2 weeks ago.
  3. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl (0) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    Thanks. I wasn't familiar with Starrs. The prices on their website seem to be in line, if not a little higher, than Lukas Liquors, which is where I normally buy. It's always good to have another place to add to my list though.
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  4. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan

    Yeah, I just drink them so slowly that maintaining the temperature becomes an issue. I tend to let the first few sips really dictate my opinion, so maybe, as the beer warms up, I should wait until the end to really dissect the flavor profile.
  5. Boonilla

    Boonilla (0) Jun 4, 2013 California

    Had some last night and it sucks......If you live in San Luis Obispo County I will bite the bullet and buy it all. I would hate for someone else around here to drink this horrible horrible reasonable priced beer.
  6. 01Ryan10

    01Ryan10 (0) Sep 10, 2011 California

    I bought 6 bombers at Costco when they were selling them for $4.89 each. lawls.
  7. Stevedore

    Stevedore (925) Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
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    Just had a side by side with regular IRS and Espresso IRS at a bottle share.


    I'm going with Espresso over the regular IRS for sure.
  8. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    If anyone is still ISO shoot me a pm and we can work something out, I am drowning in it over here
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  9. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    i agree but both are great
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  10. Nectar

    Nectar (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Have so much of this around here that I'll probably be buying it next year, no lie.

    anyone ISO, lmk
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  11. JakeEsterly

    JakeEsterly (0) Jan 27, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Still need to grab a Bomber of this! They are sitting at my store I go to
  12. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer (0) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado

    Very good for the price and availability
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  13. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    stock piling these
  14. Madskill

    Madskill (0) Nov 25, 2012 California

    I had one last night and it sure was an excellent beer!
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  15. KingdomBobcat

    KingdomBobcat (0) May 2, 2013 Vermont

    Had this on tap at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, VT last week. Would love to find it in bombers somewhere. Really enjoyed it
  16. Wheelzie

    Wheelzie (0) Apr 1, 2013 Tennessee

    snagged 2 more today despite the fact that i still have 4 in my fridge
  17. velcrogrip

    velcrogrip (0) Mar 2, 2013 Florida

    I foudn one at total wine last tuesday for $5.99. Couldn't pass that up! I wish I had known it was going to be a huge winner as I would have grabbed more. They had plenty last week.
  18. rainfairy

    rainfairy (0) Nov 21, 2005 California

    The comic in the latest issue of Beer Advocate references this. I wasn't sure if Stone had actually brewed Anise beer. It works as a general adventurous brewers joke.

    And now I am thirsty and want to open my bottle of Espresso IRS.
  19. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    good i don't feel too bad then as i did the say
  20. facesnorth

    facesnorth (0) May 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Bought this in VT a month or so ago, def did not get the great prices people are raving about. I do see it all the time everywhere now though. But to be honest, I didn't like this at all. I love good coffee and espresso. But this tasted like old, stale coffee.
  21. GarthDanielson

    GarthDanielson (0) Nov 6, 2010 Virginia

    2 in the fridge....looking forward to cracking into those gems soon!
  22. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    5 and counting might pick 1 up to drink .places around here only got 1 case
  23. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts

    This one went fast... Wish we could get more so we can save some for the winter/

    (don't worry, saved some regular IRS )
  24. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc (0) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    I know this is a month later, but all popular stores in big population centers are running low or out. Not a whole lot left around Boston, but I could still find a few around Hartford. The beer guy at Harvest Wines told me the last one was on the shelf. Maximum had a few cases. I was initially going to get two EIRS and two Ruin10s, but settled on one Ruin10, two packs of Founders BS and Tiny for the same budget. I know I will now miss out on the whole thing, but sometimes you just have to let them go...
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  25. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    yea these flew fast.i think owners are stashing them in the back and selling a few at a time or bought 5 to trade drink or sell later
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  26. myersk27

    myersk27 (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    still on shelves in Indiana.....what a great fucking beer
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  27. Premo88

    Premo88 (870) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    yes, age it i say ... Stone's Imperial Russian Stout was like a bottle of vodka with a few hops tossed in. I'll try the espresso version after it's sat in my fridge for three months (minimum)
  28. Jugs_McGhee

    Jugs_McGhee (1,564) Aug 15, 2010 Australia
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    I'm consistently underwhelmed by Stone, but this beer was a rare hit from them. Damn good pricing too.
  29. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    i let one sit for 3 weeks and noticed a difference. a year of aging would probably be amazing
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  30. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman (0) Sep 4, 2010 California

    Fresh that is :wink:
  31. ChanChan

    ChanChan (0) Dec 12, 2009 California

    This beer was da Shiznit!!!!!
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  32. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    yes it is. yes indeed
  33. Premo88

    Premo88 (870) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    cool ... I'm definitely going to get a couple and let them age. I love Stone and don't want to disrespect anything they do, but seriously -- that IRS I tried was more boozy than booze! But it also was relatively fresh, *too* fresh for a big-ABV stout.

    thanks for the info!
  34. founder26

    founder26 (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    I gotta say I bought 3 bottles of this beer when it was first released, drank 1 right away and I was almost overwhelmed by how strong the espresso and abv was in the nose/taste. Now I cracked one today and it was AMAZING, the smell of both the espresso and booze was more subdued and the taste is nearly flawless. I am saving my other bottle for next winter and I have no doubt this beer will still be sublime.
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  35. Curloftheburl

    Curloftheburl (0) Apr 1, 2013 Connecticut

    plenty on the shelves in ct I keep wanting to pick more up but I haven't had to worry yet. Never did get dayman though..
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  36. hellhammermario

    hellhammermario (0) Jun 18, 2012 North Carolina

    Only had it on tap, but sweet Yeezus... Sooooo good.
  37. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    this sums it up what an amazing beer.
  38. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    i can imagine. on yap was really really good
  39. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus (0) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    I have had 3 bottles. 2 were excellent but 1 seemed more boozy than than the others and seemed to have more "heat" to it. Maybe that one was fresher.

    Still an excellent beer.
  40. gkoz

    gkoz (0) Apr 22, 2013 Arizona

    last time i went to my local spot there were a few cases i believe if anyone is iso and wants to trade
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