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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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Sample at Stone 14th. Rating# 162. ’08,Dark black with a light tan head. Wonderful aroma, vanilla, sweet roast, some wood. Nice bourbon flavor, big flavor actually, sweet vanilla and just fantastic. (1358)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1241) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest 2014. Nice score, Preston! Colour...pretty much solid black, except for the thin tan head. Nose...heaps of dark chocolate and malted milk balls, with oaky Bourbon notes and wisps of cafe au lait. Palate...quite viscous and heavily chocolated with more of the malted milk ball flavours. The feel is quite plush and lightly cloying, though the oak tempers the sweetness very well and does not allow the sugars to take over entirely. The back palate is dry, with more quercus and notes of Bourbon balls.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MisoW (1786) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle from StefanSD, MANY many MANY thanks for this one, this is a great beer. Pours deep brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, plums, dark berries, hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coffee, plums, dark berries, warming alcohol, some caramel, vanilla, bourbon, cherries.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (5070) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Bottle as Stone Fyodor’s Classic, kindly shared by MisoW and StefanSD, huge thanks, guys. Almost black color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice in aroma. Taste, dark malt, chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, cocoa butter, licorice, prunes. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Long coffee and chocolate bitter finish. Extremely tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Pours black, viscous & thick like motor oil with a leathery tan head that doesn’t form until a good 6 or 7 seconds after the hard pour. Comes & goes quick. Lovely aroma of thick, fat fudge & chocolate cake batter. The shit your grandma whips up for special occasions. Rich bourbon barrel warmth & a nice bit of spicy oak. Getting huge notes of coconut & vanillin from the barrel, too. The barrel aging is integrated exceedingly well. Brownie batter BOMB on the palate. Dark chocolate brownies, dense fudge, moderate black licorice, smooth bourbon, woody vanilla, dried & toasted coconut, charred oak, & a bit of roasted, ashy malt. Very small touch of dark prune sweetness. Finishes with mostly notes of bourbon lathered fudge. Thick & creamy body... This is great. Stone should really make this a yearly (or somewhat regular) release... Yum.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (5065) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Courtesy of Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and faint coffee. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with moderate milk chocolate with a touch of molasses and caramel. The finish has light-moderate coconut, light coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of licorice. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (1601) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Jet black in color with a perfect creamy tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and bourbon, vanilla candy bar. Taste is absolutely dreamy. Silky smooth and loads of chocolate and wood.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (543) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is a potent roasted malts, huge bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor much of the same. Big chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt sweetness. Big beer, big body. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
As "Stone Fyodor’s Classic" 2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Bourbon. 2014 Series Batch no 03, 38 IBU. Marked 13.9% ABV. Bottled Feb 2014.
Bottled 500 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Black color, small dark brown head. Sweet, raisin, alcohol, roasted, vanilla scent. Roasted, sweet, chocolate taste. Chocolate, roasted aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4906) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Black as the darkest dungeon. Ok beige head. Mellow and fine aroma with oak, espresso and vanilla. Full body. Well balance between sweetness and bitterness. Well maybe a bit over to the sweet side. Booozy. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, raisins and mild acidic. Powerful lovely ale.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3047)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy black with a rather small blackish brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving some small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, dark chocolate, coffee, charred wood, moist soil, toasted nuts, hay, alcohol and liquorice fudge. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood coconut milk, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, moist soil and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, silky, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, coconut milk, bourbon, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and moist soil. Excellent! Very pleasant nicely executed barrel aged imperial stout. Prominent barrel treatment without it hiding the great base beer.


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