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Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekada (119) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Smell is strong bourbon and some cherries. A deep complex smell which strong and sweet. Pours black with a medium brown head. Taste is very smooth and very drinkable. Some dark chocolates and some bourbon. Overall a really good beer which delivers a strong nice taste in a smooth way.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (721) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Batch 3 bottle shared at Monkey Paw. Pitch black pour with thin mocha head. Nose is a roasted, malty, barrel bomb with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Taste follows the nose but is a little too boozy for now. Plan to try another bottle in my cellar in about a year. Really well done though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (502) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma: wonderful creamy bourbon with vanilla and cigar Appearance : black with reddish brown head Taste: Sweet salted caramel maltiness and incredibly smooth. Finish has a pleasant burst of bourbon and vanilla goodness Overall: An elite version of a bourbon barrel imperial stout with the bourbon being the clear hero here but not in overpowering high alcohol kind of way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11395) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Churchkey. Aroma and taste of Jack Daniels, enough to dilute the characteristics of the stout

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4598) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
5/VII/14 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, batch #3 (2014-735) Thanks to Beuk87 for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: shit load of vanilla, lots of caramel, chocolate, mocha. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla, chocolate. Aftertaste: bitter, little weird chemical touch, chlorine, alcohol, lots of alcohol, mocha, coffee, vanilla, caramel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gbeerrater (28) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Batch 3 Big bold and a tad bit boozy but the depth of flavors keep coming on strong as it warms. Dark as the ace of spades pretty much meet everything expected for this rarity. Cant lie I think Ale Smith brewery makes a better barrel aged Russian imperial however both are two heavy weight title contenders of which I would not take either lightly at all. both are superb The ABV on this seemed much stronger than 10.8%. Sure would like to get some more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1336) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
From trade. 500 ml bottle as Fyodor’s Classic, 2014 Series, Batch No. 3 (2013 RIS. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head on top. Beautiful aroma of anise, vanilla, roast, bourbon, oak, some chocolate. Oh yea. Reminds me a bit of Black Note. Flavor is roast, bourbon, dark fruits, oak, chocolate, anise, light booze, and long lasting vanilla. Really beautiful finish on this one with definite whiskey tones. The mouthfeel is medium--only slightly lacking in body in the style and would love to see the thickness ramped up a tad--with low plus carbonation and a smooth bourbon vanilla warmth down the throat. Really nice, and improves and thickens a bit as it warms. Make sure to let it sit outside the fridge for a but before drinking.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pilgrim_211 (4) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
Wow!! This beer was intense. Coffee, maple, toasty flavors attack the palate. Strong presence of bourbon flavor. 13.9ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1291) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bomber at my brother's wedding. Deep prime and toffee with bourbon. Slick and boozy with a big coffee finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (874) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle, Fyodor’s Classic batch 3. Pours an inky black with a bubbly tan head. Big boozy aroma, of wood, bourbon, toasted malt, dark fruits. Taste is rich, of sweet malt, brown sugar, oak, and a big bourbon foundation. Lingering sweet bourbon and wood. Very nice.


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