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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with dark brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee, slight bourbon. Taste is moderate bitterness with a nice sweet malt backbone. Well balanced and complex. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, maple syrup. Excellent imperial stout. Definitely one of best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
connor0415 (65) - - NOV 5, 2015
The base beer is my favorite RIS so I may be a bit biased but this is a pretty awesome beer. The bourbon barrel notes are extremely balanced and add to the wonderful complexity that is stone’s RIS. Pours pitch black with a beige head that disipates quickly leaving a ring of small bubbles clinging to the edges of the snifter. The smell is filled with vanilla, coconut, sweet cherries, and an oak bourbon flavor. The flavor has some cocoa, vanilla, anise and bourbon. There’s a good balance of sweetness from the barrels and bitterness from the base beer. The beer is very thick with a slight boozy sting on the tongue. The only thing I could hope for is version with espresso or chocolate to pump up those flavors because they didn’t seem very pronounced in the beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle pour at the source. Pour it Black. Nearly black with a light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak. Flavor is dark chocolate, over extracted coffee, a hint of coconut, bourbon, oak. Very tasty and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2718) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
500 ml bottle (as Fydor’s Classic, 2014) from IP trade with richiesd, thanks! Pitch black color. Big brown head, quickly disappearing. Aroma’s: bourbon, red fruit, chocolate, roast, wood. Retronasal it’s sweet, bourbon, chocolate, wood, alcohol, vanilla, light red fruit. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, chocolate. Strong alcohol feel. Medium to full body. Long finish with chocolate, light roast, moderate bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head with minimal retention or lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt, black chocolate with some strong vanilla and bourbon notes with some woody notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by strong bourbon notes and vanilla which mix in well with the black chocolate and light roasted malt notes. Woody notes and residual sugar notes re also perceptible. Body is full with nice creamy texture with low carbonation and some warming alcohol is present. World-class barrel-aged stout!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, on my birthday. Black and thick, pecan colored head fades to a skiff. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, cookies, plums and cherries, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate. Taste is vanilla, cookies, brown sugar, chocolate, toasted barley, cream, coffee, burnt sugar. Palate is rich and smooth, carbonation subdued. Finish is not quite dry, with a hint of salt. This is sublime, balanced, touch of sweet, almost dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle labeled Fyodors Classic black thin tan head and spotty lacing rich bud on and chocolate aromas and flavors heavy slick feel rich and lovely

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
500 ml bottle as Fyodor’s Classic. 2014 vintage. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a black colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of roasted malts, wooden tartness, vanilla and syrup. Flavour of strong roastiness, bourbon, vanilla, wooden tartness, syrup and dark chocolate. Full bodied. Long, warming, wooden finish. Really well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
50 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. 2015 series, batch #1.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Nice bourbon aroma, toasted malts, vanilla notes, some caramel malts and subtle licorice. Vanilla flavor, bourbon sweetness, caramel malts, chocolate, some ripe fruit sweetness too. Subtle alcohol burn at the end, some wooden tanginess. The sweetness complements the high alcohol content nicely. Quite pleasant and balanced bourbon IS.
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
500ml bottle from Stone Tap Room, San Diego, CA

As Fyodor’s Classic, 2015 batch #1 - Pours pitch black with a smalle white head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee, oak, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. Taste is smooth, complex, sweetish and roasty with loads of bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla, toffee, coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth, heavy and complex with loads of vanilla, oak, wood, bourbon and toffee. Quite balanced and tasty bourbon IS.


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