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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1393) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle shared by SamGenest, thanks! Pours a dark brown with a low head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of bourbon, coconut, vanilla roasted malt and hot alcohol. Taste is indeed hot and slightly oxidized to my palate, offer caramel and bourbon notes. Alcohol gets a lot distracting after a while. Body is full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel sticky and thick. Good overall but they could have made it a smaller beer no problem. Without all that booze it woulf have been awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
Heavy bottle (500 ml) labeled as Fyodor’s Classic 2014.. Shared by Sam, thanks! Black with a low brown head and little to no lacing. Aroma is quite complex with bourbon, fruity notes, vanilla, boozy notes, oak, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is also of bourbon along molasses, vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malt, light fruitiness and alcohol. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Somewhat oily mouthfeel. Warming finish. Very good RIS. Quite complex. Not too hot despite the warming alcohol presence. Tasty. I think I still prefer the regular Stone RIS.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bpasquini (10) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
APPEARANCE: Pours like oil, slow and thick, pitch black in color, leaves a good size espresso colored head that leaves little lacing around the glass, when you look at this beer you feel like you are staring into an abyss! AROMA: Tons of chocolate, booze, bourbon, some anise, tobacco, caramel, and vanilla. This beer makes its’ presence known once you pop the cork! The best part about the aroma to this beer is that it is strong and does not fade, most other stouts have a smell that becomes faint after a minute or two of pouring, but this one is brash and in your face the whole time! It’s superb! TASTE: Woah... Upfront there is loads of bourbon mixed with a perfect amount of booze, in the middle you get an awesome amount of chocolate, vanilla, a little anise, and caramel, then on the finish you get everything from the beginning and middle all perfectly mixed together with an addition of a hint of tobacco and hop bitterness, as it goes down you get a nice warmth from the booze. This beer is pretty well balanced with the characteristics that can make it unenjoyable, but for things that it needs plenty of to make it outstanding, and it has plenty of those ingredients! Superb transitions of flavors, and it gets even smoother as it warms as well! Definitely one of the best barrel aged stouts I have had! OVERALL: Phenomenal beer from Stone! I wish I can get my hands on more of these! You have to try this! Serving type: bottle

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Finally! An enormous thank you to GT2 for alerting me that this beer was in the market. Thank to RussianDragon and Jesse for hooking me up with a bunch of these. you guys are awesome. The beer is near black with a thick, oily, beige head. Sparse lacing. The aroma offers big bourbon and oak notes, with chocolate and roast. Sweet chocolate with a grandiose bourbon presence. Sweetness is calmed by a graceful alcoholic warmth in the finish. A delightful beer to sip. At near 14%, I can make this last the duration of the hockey game (Blackhawks vs. Kings game 7). Go Hawks! Overall, an outstanding beer and top notch example of the style.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (698) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Oceanside Stone shop. Batch 03, 2013. Jet Black with small tan head. Big chocolate aromas mixed with Bourbon. Chocolate milkshake flavors balanced with smooth Bourbons. Damn good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle acquired via trade with Im908! Has all the looks of The regular version...dark Hershey’s syrup pour, creamy texture, dense tiny bubbles of liquid chocolate coat the top of the brew. Aroma is of fudge, brownie batter, oak, vanilla, and subtle bourbon. The bourbon is a bit more pronounced in the flavor and melds well with the base beer. Melts on the palate. A really good beer but top 50?

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vandet (13) - Maine, USA - MAY 21, 2014
What could be more perfect than one of the finest RISs in the world, finally available in a bourbon-barrel aged release? This lives up to the expectations. Enough said. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
12th May 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big thanks to Colin for hauling this tasty morsel back to the nest. Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is soft and airy with fine carbonation. Smooth airy dark malts with nice dark chocolate. Bourbon spice, fairly pokey, little dried fruits. Very mellow coffee, touch of coconut. More spicy bourbon in the finish and lingering on. Very solid and nice BA Stout but it’s too spicy and not outstanding enough to warrant it’s top 50 position.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1436) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
500 ml bottle (Fyodor’s Classic 2013 IRS) poured into a Belgian snifter. Another hard to remove cork from Stone. Pours jet black with just over a finger of tan head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, coconut. Tasting notes bourbon, dark chocolate, roast, caramel, coffee, oak, booze, subtle dark fruit. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Low carbonation, slightly oily and syrupy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9109) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle split at Jack the Slapper tasting, acquired from Liberty Station, 12/05/14 as Fyodors Classic. Black with a moderately appointed dirty tan swirl that soon fucks right off and teases from the edge. Nose is coconut shavings, good old Bounty Bar, bourbon tones, light spice, rich dark chocolate, mellow dark fruit tang. Taste comprises rich chocolate, subtle coffee grinds, molasses, burnt toffee, dark roastings, peppery twinge, bourbonic boozeala. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light drying close with warming alcohol. A solid impy and hits my top level 3.8 impy score, however I expected a little more ... not screaming top 50 beer to me!


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