Release Stone Espresso IRS

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by awdturboiv, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I was able secure 2 of these. They were sold out in one day. Still a ton of IRS left, so I'll drink those while this ages. :slight_smile:
  2. rboinski

    rboinski Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Need to pick up more I guess, there was a one bottle limit the day I went.
  3. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    spotted in NJ yet? I haven't seen it (and apparently neither has beermenus)
  4. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Savant (939) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    My buddy and I got the last 2 of these that were on the shelf at the Binny's in Lombard yesterday. I'm excited to drink it.
  5. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Disciple (313) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    got two of these and two of the traditional IRS

    drinking one of the Espressos now, it's pretty incredible
  6. phishbfm

    phishbfm Aspirant (287) Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina
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    Any hint of when/if it hits NC? It's been hitting in VA already.
  7. Squiggy

    Squiggy Initiate (174) Feb 18, 2013 Michigan
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    i picked up 3 bottles today at 6.50 apiece.
    couldnt find any traditional IRS though.
  8. JGam115

    JGam115 Disciple (359) Apr 8, 2013 New York
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    Sporadically became available in NYC. Most outlets got the IRS first. Luckily I tasted both at their release party at Taproom 307 - the EIRS was definitely awesome. Very smooth, velvety brew with more espresso than chocolate. Balanced sweetness.
  9. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Aspirant (220) Mar 3, 2013 Maryland
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    <<< This guy got some. BM me...
  10. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Initiate (182) Dec 20, 2010 Ohio
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    On the lookout for this one tomorrow. Love coffee in my stouts as it pairs so well.
  11. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Well this post just dampened my enthusiasm regarding this bottle. If I want coffee I'll go to Starbucks. If I want a stout with espresso/coffee added, I still expect it to taste like beer.
  12. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    I second this guess, nintendo does the same thing with all their consoles
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  13. gshak

    gshak Zealot (540) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    Coffee-forward beers do not, generally, take kindly to aging, so you might want to drink these fresh and see how you like it. Having said that it is drinking fantastic right now. Cheers!
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  14. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (747) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    If coffee is added and covers up the "imperial russian" characteristics from the beer, then does it not become an American Double Stout? :slight_smile:
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  15. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (586) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    loved this beer even more so than regular irs, will be getting bottles to sit on.
  16. atomic

    atomic Aspirant (225) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Havent opened mine yet, need to find the right time but it looks like I should pick up another while I still can?
  17. gshak

    gshak Zealot (540) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    Yes - that is the only correct answer to this question.
  18. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (719) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Lol. I don't think you buying 6 of 24 bottles when there was a 1 bottle limit qualifies as "thinking about other BA's."
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  19. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (719) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    yes. I got 2 bottles, but haven't opened one because a bar near me has both IRS's on tap. They are great, but a little hot, and could def use some age. Good now too though.
  20. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    Picked up a couple bottles the other day, was there when they were delivered, place got 3 cases of the espresso. Tried it last night and was really disappointed, DP'd the 2nd half of the bottle.
  21. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    I like Espresso IRS. It's creamy & smooth. In my opinion though, Founder's Breakfast Stout still takes the cake by far.
  22. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

    you just jel :slight_smile:
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  23. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (719) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    LOL. nah I got my 4 bottles.
  24. Squiggy

    Squiggy Initiate (174) Feb 18, 2013 Michigan
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    I like Espresso IRS fresh but i also think it could benefit with some age on it.
  25. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    This needs to get to Long Island NOW,
  26. Hoozierdaddy

    Hoozierdaddy Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2009 Illinois

    What i mean is that it is very coffee forward. But think about the base beer for a minute. Do you really think a Stone IRS can be overwhelmed by any coffee addition?
  27. gunpwdr

    gunpwdr Aspirant (200) Feb 7, 2013 Virginia

    For me, this beer has it going on. I like Lagunitas's Cappuccino stout and love Founders Breakfast Stout. I would have no qualms putting this beer ahead of both in terms of pure enjoyability.
  28. ModernMan

    ModernMan Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2013 California

    First post on BA! Picked up a bottle and can't wait to crack it open.
  29. Fluteswell

    Fluteswell Aspirant (288) Feb 15, 2011 Maryland
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    BA Expresso Imperial Russian Stout please.....Stone!
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  30. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Florida

    Agreed, though they'd probably just put it in Quingenti Millilitre so people without "whalez bro" to trade for it can only salivate with envy.
  31. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Had it on draft tonight, delicious!
  32. gunpwdr

    gunpwdr Aspirant (200) Feb 7, 2013 Virginia

    Wrong thread?!
  33. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Whoops :grimacing:
  34. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    4 bottles at $5.99 each
  35. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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  36. Squiggy

    Squiggy Initiate (174) Feb 18, 2013 Michigan
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  37. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (858) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Dayman just hit South Florida, so I guess I'll be waiting a couple weeks for this one. Actually, I'll probably be out of town when it arrives. Hope some of it sits around...
  38. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012 Michigan
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    No, you should not grab more. Save some for the others that have been looking for it. Maybe even be a good BA and let the masses know where to find it.
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  39. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    Unfortunately never had FBS but this beer friggin blows Lagunitas Cap Stout out of the water. And thats coming from a HUGE Lagunitas fan
  40. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    I just tried this beer. I defer to uma.

    awesome work my stone friends. awesome
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