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RATINGS: 362   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLanders (776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2010
old rating....what a treat this was. The conventional Stone RIS is outstanding on its own.....when thrown in the barrel, well it just get that much better. Thanks to by buddy Aaron for making this tasting possible. The richness and depth is remarkable........would be my favorite sipper if readily available. This is an outstanding brew!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twindog (266) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Pours dark and rich with a creamy coco color 1/2" head.1st thought would be flavors of malt, coffee, and dark chacolate. Flavor diminishing quickly leaving a sweet remembrace on the palate. Over all one of the best beers i ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5697) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Stone irs bb way more harmonious after sampling the bourbon 12th. Notes of bourbon but way less some base beer a little age smooths everything out. Smoother more velvetty drinks nicely. Some roast in finish.dark black pour, brown bu bbly head. Really nice use of barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Not too heavy for a stout and very enjoyable. Has a great nose of coffee and chocolate. Has a flavor of dried fruit, and somewhat of a spicey tone to it. Nice alcohol content of 10%. Gets you to where you need to be.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle from mreusch. THANKS!! Pours a black with a thin head. Aroma is full of rich bourbon, chocolate, molasses and woody notes. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon and prunes. Damn this is smooth and is drinking great right now. Delicous.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Too much of the booze and bourbon came out in this beer. I had it next to the 12th anniversary beer and found it to be much more boozy and out of balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2009
On tap at Brouwerís Back in Black Stout Fest for SBW. Pours black with a decent tan head. Huge aroma of bourbon, oatmeal, roasty malts, and caramel. Taste is the same, slightly buttery. Very smooth, with warming alcohol and a nice roasty oatmeal/chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Hand bottle in a trade, consumed immediately. Black with a thin lacing. Soy, maple, bourbon, chocolate with a bitter hop roast y ness about it. 3.9 overall, but less for its style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Shared by Rciesla. Not sure what all the fuss is about this one, as i didnít think this was anything special. I found the finish on this one to be harsh. Tastes like Stone RIS with a hint of bourbon and vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Hand-bottle. Bourbon, oak and chocolate aroma. Full body, no carbonation. Sweet bourbon, molasses and chocolate taste. Iím not sure what to say here. Itís very nice but not the incredible beer I was expecting.


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