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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
Handbottle.
[ Thanks to yespr for bringing it to Denmark. ;O) ]. Clear dark black color with a very small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, light licorice. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon, light licorice notes. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic - bourbon. Very nice ;O)) [20100303]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(Growler) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, nuts, molasses, and roasted malt. Flavor of bourbon, vinous, vanilla, toasted grain, chocolate, and caramel malt.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2010
had at the "Stone’d for 6 days" event at the Flying Saucer, Houston .. . presented in a Stone RIS goblet .. . dark melted chocolate, bourbon barrel, god’s tears .. . black, with a roasty dark brown coco head, awesome lacing .. . smooth as silk, almost no heat .. awesome stuff! .. bitch ..hoe ..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Pours dark black with small tan head. Bourbon, sweet malt and wood on the thick palate. This is a very smooth beer and well balanced for the complexity of its flavors of chocolate vanilla and very sublte bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Thanks to Diego for the pour. Deep black pour. Huge bourbon nose with roasted grain peaking through in the aroma, really nice. Taste is roasted grain, chocolate malt and bourbon. Simply awesome!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Thanks Diego! Pours black, thin brown head. Nose is bourbon, molasses, roast, hints of coffee and smoke. Flavor is bourbon forward, roasted malts, molasses, mild smoke, chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
This is a beer I have been after for awhile. Thanks to Diego for the share. A: Pours dark black with a tight mocha head. Nice retention and lace noted. S: Wonderful roasty aromas. Dark fruit and nice bourbon barrel notes. T: Nice roasted malt. Light dark fruit and molasses. Big chocolate with mild coffee. Nice barrel notes. More oak than bourbon and vanilla, though they are there. M: Rather full in body, nicely carbonated. D: Good really happy to have had the chance to try this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
Growler 100 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a beige head. Pleasant, subdued bourbon aroma. Quite full-bodied lots of dark chocolate and vanilla - and brown Malaco allsorts. The finish is bitter, not only from the hard roasted malts - there’s evidently loads of hops in there. Warming alcohol. A lovely barrel aged Imperial Stout, but not really any better than many similar brands. 260210

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4082) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Draft at Brewvival: Raucous bourbon nose. Black, thin brown head. Flavor is of bourbon and dark roasted malt. Nice texture. Another example of bourbon barrel aging ruining a good beer. Still, it was moderaely enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
2oz tasting at EBF
Appearance : Pitch black
Aroma : Bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts and lots of hops. Oily and resinous
Taste : Hops, vanilla, roasted malts. Finish is bourbon, hops and roasted malt.
Overall : Nice roasty profile. Not as good as the KBS tasted right before.


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