Stone Imperial Russian Stout

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Type: Russian Imperial Stout
  • Brewed by: Stone Brewing Company
  • Availability: Year-Round
  • Additional beer information
  • Region Available: Belgium, Canada, USA
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Toasted / Roasted / Burnt / Nutty
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Mugs
  • Website: http://www.stonebrew.com/
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  • 41 
  • 4.7/5 
  • 10.80% 
  • 515/3686 
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Intensely aromatic and heavy on the palate. An extremely thick English stout.
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Reviews: 6

  • Jan 3, 2012
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Snifter]

    The pour was a thick rich black with a large (2-3 finger) dense medium brown creamy head that lasted a good while, reducing slowly to just a little residue that was left clinging to the glass rather nicely.

    The aroma was of a burnt chocolate malt and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee, some dark fruit and a very mild alcohol presence.

    The taste was malty and sweetly bitter with notes of chocolate and molasses early on, and then became a tad bitterer with a nice dose of coffee and dark fruit with a strong alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a really long time with the coffee, chocolate and dark fruit being present for a while before the alcohol presence became dominant.

    Mouthfeel was thick, chewy and full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a nice soft carbonation.

    Overall an intensely tasty Imperial Stout with a lot of flavor and a strong alcohol taste that was hardly noticeable to the nose.

    Serving type: Bottle
  • Nov 11, 2010
    angelo3 (29)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Beer Heaven
    3.1
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    A dark beer very rich flavor. Slight smokiness with a creaminess in the mouth finishing with hints of chocolate and slight burnt coffee taste. Had it at the Pony Bar in manhattan.
  • Jan 8, 2010
    pencesense (2)Rank: Beer Novice
    4.1
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    Its a hyrid high ABV flavor-fuel. I try to keep at least one of these on hand at all moments. When you need "this", nothing else satisfies.
  • Nov 14, 2009
    VTHopHead (21)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: IPA Lovers
    4.8
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    Poured a very black/brown with almost not head (tan) or carbonation. Aroma is strong of bitter chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts and a bit of dark fruits. Flavor is quite bitter with lots of coffee, lots of dark chocolate and plenty of dark fruit (prune, date, raisins) and roasted malts. Very thick, chewy and really smooth... palate is amazing. Finish is lingering, medium bitter and full of chocolate. This is an AWESOME beer!
  • Nov 7, 2009
    hojowag (2)Rank: Beer Novice
    4.9
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    I found this a very good beer. It has an excellent aroma and though it is heavy on the palate in has a very good taste. You know you are drinking a beer.