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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
Sticky but frigging delish. Thick almost syrup like, with a descent sized off white head. Aroma of bourbon, pitch black chocolate, some caramel and burnt malts. A tad on the burnt side flavorwise but still spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (5307) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
On tap at Flying Saucer during the Stoned for Six Days. Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy white head with decent spotty lacing. The aroma is a sweet roasted malt with cherry, vanilla, chocolate and alcohol. Thin mouthfeel with a roasted malt chocolate and sweet finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. Enjoyed this one, a very impressive Imperial Stout from Stone. 800th Rating!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a rich chocolate black/brown with an inviting beige head. Bourbon malt nose. Nicely carbed. Malts attack but the barrel takes the flavor then the malt chocolate vanilla back it up. Sweet then nicely bitter.Quite delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at RBWG 2010. Huge bourbon barrel characteristics on this - lots of coconut, vanilla, oak, tannins, etc. The flavor is surprisingly mild, lots of wood character but the stout is pretty subdued. It still works, though, because I love bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
RBWG 2010 growler. Pours black with brown head. Aromas of bourbon and roasted malts. Flavors of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate and some smoke. Full body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7430) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
RBWG’10 cheers to Diego for sharing the growler. pours deep black, mocha head. Aroma loads of chocolate goodness, barrel and lots of booze and bourbon. Flavors, bourbon is medium not as present as aroma, deep chocolate malts presence and mouthfeel, warming bourbon finish with a lingering cocoa power/chocolate finish. This is tasty, easy to drink and loaded with bourbon yum,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
[ 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12112) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6637) - .....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 ..

   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.

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