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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Just one wooden barrel of this beer was produced. The beer is Stone Imperial Russian Stout, and it was aged for about a year in a used bourbon barrel. From that wooden cask, we were only able to keg up very little. Expect to see the next appearance of this at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens after it opens early this summer.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Growler (from notes 09/11). Pours oily jet black with a small tan head; served at 55 degrees The aroma has dark chocolate, roast, espresso, bourbon, vanilla and a hint of anise. The flavor was a decadent blend of far chocolate, roasted malts, espresso, bourbon, vanilla and a hint of anise. Very smooth, full bodied, carries the anvil quite well. I had this a few months earlier with a friend and was equally impressed. I think this is a bit better than the base.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
500 c&c from Bine & Vine. As 2013 Fyodor’s Classic. Pours dark brown/black with a slight tan head. Aromas of alcohol and dark malt. With Light bourbon/vanilla. Coffee. Arguably full bodied. Flavor is alcohol, chocolate, coffee, bourbon/vanilla. Mild heat burn. A bit harsh. Blast from the past.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a thick but transient tan head and a chocolate and bourbon aroma. There is an intense chocolate, coffee and treacle flavor with a dry finish and a slight alcohol burn.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rlgk (9365) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Bottle named Fyodors Classic 2013 at Stone Brewing, Escondido. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting beige head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, woody, barrel notes, whisky, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa powder, licorice, tar notes, nutcreme, figs, plums, raisins, citrus notes, coffee notes, toffee, some creamy notes. Malty Draught at Stone Brewing Company, Escondido. caramel flavor, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, cream, cocoa powder, licorice notes, vinous, figs, dades, notes of raisins, toffee, nutcreme, woody oaky notes, alcohol is extremely well hidden, milky, tar notes. Everything i want in a imp Stout. So many flavors, so little alcohol. I wanna get drunk on this beer tonight!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Black pour, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Note that the bottle lists as 13.8%. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, oak, very light roast, a touch of dried fruit. Full bodied, sweet, moderate alcohol , moderate barrel character. Nice stuff, I like it a *lot* more than the non barrel aged version. There’s lots of other barrel aged imperial stouts that are better though. Unlike a few of their other BA offerings it’s somewhat reasonably priced at *only* $19 for 500ml instead of something dumb like $40.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is vanilla, bourbon wood alcohol, chewy and sticky. Great palate, super thick vanilla, wood, roasted malts, alcohol, fudge and chocolate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (461) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours dark with a small brownish head that settles to a whisp. Aroma is fudge, oak, traces of vanilla and caramel, and light notes of bourbon. The taste really something great. Rich chocolate and vanilla swirl, fudge, oak, and a bit of bourbon heat to round it out. The palate is smooth, chewy, and viscous. This beer is just incredible.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma of toffee, coffee beans, barrel wood, raisins, plums and faint vanilla. Pitch black appearance with a thin foam rim and nice lacing against the glass. Taste is slick molasses and coffee bean oil upfront with complex notes of milk chocolate, chocolate covered raisins, toffee, nutty malts, smoke and strong barrel wood on the palate. Finish is boozey with residual milk chocolate. Overall, very boozey with lots of bourbon coming through as it warms. The barrel notes really compliment the original brew. A rating.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2380) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
This pours thick and black and with just a small ring of head. It smells like a chocolate chip and coconut cookie. It’s very single mindedly bourbony but still delicious, full bodied and not too sweet. This isn’t exactly breaking new ground in the bourbon barrel beer world but ti nails what it’s going for.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
500ml bottle as Fyodor’s Classic. Really nice brew that is bursting with chocolate flavors

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2014) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
500 ml bottle from star market. Pours a dense black color with a small khaki colored head that soon recedes to a fine ring around the glass. The aroma is big and bold with black licorice, vanilla and whiskey. The taste mirrors the aroma, no surprises; big over the top anise and blackstrap flavors in the forefront. Malt base of well roasted grains, bitter walnuts and lightly accentuated by whiskey and vanilla. The palate is full, smooth and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long and bittersweet. Overall: Darn good RIS.


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