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Stone Belgo Imperial Russian Stout

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Imperial Russian Stout with Belgian yeast. Not Bottled.

Note: Ratings for bottled versions belong under the Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrZoe77 (1) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Imperial Russian Stout has a chocolatey overtone but not overwhelming.. I think it's a nice go between for those that like stouts/IPA's.. Great beer MrWatsInYourDrink

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1861) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Churhill's Pub in San Marcos, CA. (This is NOT the anise version.) Opaque, near black with small khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of cherry, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey, caramel and toast with an alcohol burn at the finish. Heavy toast, chocolate and whiskey. Medium body and high carbonation. A cherry scent is prominent on the nose, but cherry is not apparent in the taste. The taste is like a toasted chocolate whiskey liquoure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle pours black hardly any head. Smells roasty hops chocolate spice nice. Good over all bit bitter nice taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2012

Name: IRS 2010, Belgo
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, lots of phenolic spicyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of funky phenolic spicyness, light earthyness, winey fruityness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
2003 tap pour - from notes: Opaque black with oily appearance. No head to speak of by the time I sit down with the brew. Smells beautiful. Caramel, smoke, toffee, bitter chocolate, and surprisingly still present floral hops. Taste is marvelous, too. Worthers toffee, cigar tobacco, dark dark chocolate, bitter west coast hops, and even a little orange creamsicle. Simply oustanding beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Draft... pitch black ale with a small, creamy beige head. The bouquet is of dark chocolate intertwined with dark-fruity, spicy, Belgian esters and phenols. Full-bodied and silken with lazy carbonation. The flavor presents bittersweet dark chocolate encased in a caramely, clove-candy shell. Finishes roasty and burnt with a kiss of fudge sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2456) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On Tap at MacGregor’s. Pours with a black body and a tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is of raisins, grapes, dates and licorice. Flavors of chocolate, raisins, prunes. Medium to light bubbles. Thick and sticky body. A little alcohol in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Far better than the anise version. Black pour, and tan head. The toasted sugar inside seafoam candy is on the nose. Brown sugar and honey, over dark chocolate. Similar flavor, and it’s a little hot. Tasty, and but I’ll take the American version any day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2011
This smells like something that shouldn’t be here, like mint, something medicinal? maybe its licorice, with milk chocolate, alcohol & dark fruit. dark tan head over darkest brown. not the thickest imp stout but a fine mouth feel..tasting makes the licorice definite, roast malt, a prune-oak sourness. must be hops but don’t know where. way quirky beer. well-crafted, of course, but just a little bit not me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (934) - Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Dark beer on tap at Aces. Aroma is full of fruit and toffee. Licorice and molasses fill the tongue with some fruit notes. Molasses stays on the tongue all the way thru the finish. Low bitterness leaves the fruit flavors all intact. Good warmer.


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