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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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lukaduke (2371) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Damn! Pours a silky black color with two fingers of dark khaki foam. Big bourbon notes mingle with soft liquid chocolate, dark chocolate covered mounds bar with bourbon glaze in a glass! Beautiful integration of sweet chocolate and round bourbon complexity... This beer is delicious and words cannot due it justice. Soft silky. Damn!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3472) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at DTE tasting thanks to Chris. Opaque black pour with thin brown foam. Aroma of intense, sweet, vanilla bourbon, rich chocolate aromas, light anise, molasses. Taste is sweet, bourbony, lots of wood, vanilla, molasses, nice roasty finish, a bit sweet. Palate is med-full bodied, a bit light, med carbonation. Very nice imperial stout, a bit heavy on the bourbon.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4034) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ tht Aroma is big vanilla, oak, chocolate, light roast and liquorice, molasses and more. Flavour is coffee infused with huge bourbon, not just vanilla, but actual bourbon, with some alcohol as well. Also chocolate, roast, liquorice and more. Awesome. Thanks Chris!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ DTE tasting shared by kermis. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is so so lovely: roasted malts, roast, lots of bourbon. Taste malts, roasted malts, loads of bourbon, alcohol, bitter, lightly vanilla, hint of toffee and molasses. Aroma is great, taste is good, texture is thinner than I had expected, but still a lovely beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to trade with Alen. Pours near black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon upfront, big vanilla, fudge, roast, milk chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel could be a little thicker which let’s it down slightly, but still excellent. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
At DYE tasting. Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of vanilla smoothness, roast malt, light smooth berries. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma,lightly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag, courtesy of Kermis. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, boozy alcohol and molasses. The flavour is strong bitter with a strong rich creamy malt alcoholic bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a rich oily mouthfeel. A superb beer that fully justifies it’s rating.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (5729) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
50cl bottle shared @THT courtesy of Kermis, big thanks! Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Bourbon notes. Very smooth. A lovely beer. Every sip was a delight. Awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
bottle shared by samg, thanks dude! pours very dark brown with a small and reviving dark crema, some lacing. burnt hazelnuts, nicely roasted malts, some charred malts too, well integrated bourbon - never overdone, sweet cacao nibs and tobacco leaves, molasses, resin, pepper, warming booze. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and a bit sticky, bold bitter coffee-resinous finish. much enjoyed!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (763) - - JUN 17, 2014
Black pour, tan head, high carb. Nose is initially of sewage, vegetal. Chocolate and bourbon barrel as it warms up. Taste is fudge sundae, bourbon, oak. Medium-full silky palate.


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