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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
Zwart bier met een kleine bruine kraag. Ruikt bourbon, vanille, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, overrijp fruit, bourbon, geroosterd, bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Dark black. Thin head. Chocolate. Oily. Not sure why this is top 50. Oak. Very drinkable. Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share. Thx robertdale!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1461) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Pitch black pour, thin espresso head. Smells like bourbon, maple syrup, espresso, caramel and coconut. Tastes like bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries, vanilla and coconut. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (1318) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Black color with brown head. Aroma has bourbon, fudge, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut, everything you would want from a bourbon barrel aged RIS. Taste starts slightly sweet with fudge and bourbon but the finish is dark, roasty and bitter. Medium-heavy body, smooth carbonation, a bit of alcohol warmth on the aftertaste. Really nice one, very well made, tasty and balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle shared by weihenweizen. Thanks! The beer pours a dense black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has mostly bourbon, fudge, and hazelnuts. Big sweetness in the taste along with some boozy chocolate. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Lower carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weihenweizen (3130) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Aroma is beatiful bourbon, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nice bourbon, chocolate, and some herbal hop balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2016
One of Stone’s best beers, always a treat. It trails what I consider to be world class BBA stouts (like Parabola and Bourbon County) but still a very delicious beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Fyodor’s classic bottle. A bit disappointing, Think, lacking in the chocolate and roast of normal IRS. A bit better when it warmed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
2013. Trade with Amkang. Thanks Albert. Pours black with a small off beige head. Kentucky Wood, Vanilla, roast, coffee , Tobacco and slight oxidation. Slick, mega soft and chewy body. Stunning..

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrnoluv (302) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
That sweet bourbon, cocoa, malty smell is incredible! Truly one of the best smelling beers ever! I had the 2014 13% ABV version and I have to say it is incredible. Light brown head, dark as hell color, the sweet malty taste, with that incredible good burn on the swallow. This is a big boy stout though, that 13% will kick you in the ass. If you like hardcore, heavy stouts, grab two of these, one to enjoy now and one to cellar.


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