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Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (639) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
A: Deep dark brown/black with a thin brown lacing. N: Vanilla, chocolate, coffee T: Vanilla, bourbon, coconut, chocolate O: Wow! Extremly well balanced BA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 500ml bottle, Fyodor’s Classic at Jamey’s. Brewed June 2, 2014; aged 7 months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels; Vintage 2015, batch #1; alc. 13%. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, saddle, some vanilla and oak notes in the background. Taste is sweet, with vanilla, oak, leather, roasted malt notes. Candied plums and even some chewing gum notes. Very unusual aftertaste, but decent :-)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eiriko (7) - NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Aroma of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Flavor of bourbon, charred oak with some vanilla. Chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick. No trace of alcohol. Goes down extremely well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (2510) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vol, vanille, crème. Mooie volle geur. Smaakt vol vanille, koffie, crème. Mooie volle afdronk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
Zwart bier met een kleine bruine kraag. Ruikt bourbon, vanille, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, overrijp fruit, bourbon, geroosterd, bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1853) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Dark black. Thin head. Chocolate. Oily. Not sure why this is top 50. Oak. Very drinkable. Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share. Thx robertdale!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Pitch black pour, thin espresso head. Smells like bourbon, maple syrup, espresso, caramel and coconut. Tastes like bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries, vanilla and coconut. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (910) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Black color with brown head. Aroma has bourbon, fudge, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut, everything you would want from a bourbon barrel aged RIS. Taste starts slightly sweet with fudge and bourbon but the finish is dark, roasty and bitter. Medium-heavy body, smooth carbonation, a bit of alcohol warmth on the aftertaste. Really nice one, very well made, tasty and balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (4595) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle shared by weihenweizen. Thanks! The beer pours a dense black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has mostly bourbon, fudge, and hazelnuts. Big sweetness in the taste along with some boozy chocolate. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Lower carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Aroma is beatiful bourbon, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nice bourbon, chocolate, and some herbal hop balance.


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