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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1833) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9948) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle @ Jack the Sipper Tasting. Deep brown with a tight head. Smooth bourbon, roasted wood and dark chocolate bitterness. Marshmallow. Bitter coffee, roasted earthiness. Pretty robust, but balanced and quite drinkable. Smooth and oily, big fat body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin, again! Pours thick black-brown with a frothy beige head. Good aroma, suggestive of good depth, some dark chocolate, strong roast, brownies, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with light alcohol kick, dark chocolate, some scorched earth, burnt wood, burnt toffee. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with lots of bittersweet chocolate, lasting roast, charred wood. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bottle massive thanks to the somewhat racist Colin Bois. It pours near black with a minimal tan head. The nose is rich roast, cocoa, earth, Reisen chocolate chew, treacle, rocky road, marshmallow and burnt caramel. The taste bitter, earth, roasty, rocky road, marshmallow, toast, charred wood, vanilla, spicy, mild acidity, coffee, bourbon and warming alcohol with roasty, somewhat acidic finish. Full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Oily mouth-feel. A very nice BA impy stout, but no top 50 IMO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2014
14 QM bottle, via craftshack. Thanks Bob for the heads up on this top 50. Thick black pour with a touch of a tan head. Aroma has a lot of oak and vanilla. Taste is a nice punch of smooth bourbon, heavy on the oaky vanilla side. Has a slight sour on the back end. Closest comparable is Black note. Very good stuff. Definitely ready to drink now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
50 cl. (Fyodor’s Classic, 2014 Series, Batch #3) Une superbe bière noire avec une texture huileuse, la mousse est brune. Un nez de mélasse avec une touche de whiskey. Rien de trop mais tout au top. La bouche est comme il se doit, la texture est superbe, sirupeuse, une sorte de gâteau au chocolat avec un coulis de mélasse. J’adore. Merci Pat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottled as Fyodor’s Classic. My boss would call it Fido’s. It’s funny how great mind think alike. I pulled this out of the fridge, drank, went to rate and @beechner224 just ticked like a champion. Pours dark, thin khaki head that reduces to a cap. Smoky bourbon nose, booze. Taste is very bourbon based, slight chocolate, vanilla. Body is solid, booze burn lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2141) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle (Fyodor Alias). Huge thanks to Justin. Poured into snifter. Aroma is prominently chocolate with some booze. Pitch black with a minimal brown head. Taste is reminiscent of bourbon balls. Lots of chocolate, lots of booze. Not a ton of alcohol warning but some. Definitely doesn’t taste as high as it is. Very good.

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