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RATINGS: 372   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9433) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ DTE tasting shared by kermis. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is so so lovely: roasted malts, roast, lots of bourbon. Taste malts, roasted malts, loads of bourbon, alcohol, bitter, lightly vanilla, hint of toffee and molasses. Aroma is great, taste is good, texture is thinner than I had expected, but still a lovely beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to trade with Alen. Pours near black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon upfront, big vanilla, fudge, roast, milk chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel could be a little thicker which let’s it down slightly, but still excellent. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
At DYE tasting. Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of vanilla smoothness, roast malt, light smooth berries. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma,lightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag, courtesy of Kermis. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, boozy alcohol and molasses. The flavour is strong bitter with a strong rich creamy malt alcoholic bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a rich oily mouthfeel. A superb beer that fully justifies it’s rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (6092) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
50cl bottle shared @THT courtesy of Kermis, big thanks! Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Bourbon notes. Very smooth. A lovely beer. Every sip was a delight. Awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5016) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
bottle shared by samg, thanks dude! pours very dark brown with a small and reviving dark crema, some lacing. burnt hazelnuts, nicely roasted malts, some charred malts too, well integrated bourbon - never overdone, sweet cacao nibs and tobacco leaves, molasses, resin, pepper, warming booze. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and a bit sticky, bold bitter coffee-resinous finish. much enjoyed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (817) - - JUN 17, 2014
Black pour, tan head, high carb. Nose is initially of sewage, vegetal. Chocolate and bourbon barrel as it warms up. Taste is fudge sundae, bourbon, oak. Medium-full silky palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (565) - - JUN 14, 2014
500 ml bottle. A huge thanks to Jesse for sending this my way! This beer is now called "Fyodor’s Classic", and vintage is 2013’s IRS aged in bourbon barrels. Presented in a handsome cork and cage 500 ml bottle with a beautiful artistic rendition of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow behind the name of the beer. This is part of Stone’s "Quingenti Millilitre 2014 Series", and is named for Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "one of the greatest, most influential novelists of Russia’s Golden Age." And on to the beer. Pours a nearly pitch black with a thick rocky chocolate brown head comprised of various sized bubbles. This diminished fairly quickly, leaving sparse lacing and a small-bubble trace of head. Light passes as deep crimson hues on the glass when backlit, but only at the rim of the glass. Aroma is big and somewhat boozy - Chocolate, bourbon, oak, roasted malt and char. I am reminded of the complex roasty sweet aromas of a campfire. Flavor is gigantic and warming: Giant bourbon upfront, bittersweet chocolate, oak and vanilla sweetness. Alcohol is present, but isn’t bothersome. The flavors are intensified by the warming alcohol. Thin to medium bodied, roasty, bitter finish. Outstanding and world class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iphonephan (3911) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Flavors of bourbon, oak, dark plums, and caramel. Viscous and oily mouthfeel. Smooth, roasty finish. Sublime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2209) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle 500ml [Classic 2014] Thx SamG. Pours pitch black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, alcohol, malt, sugar, barley sugar, molasses, bourbon. Taste is of caramel, alcohol (warming), molasses, bourbon. Palate: Full bodied, light carbonation. Overall: Very good. Tasty. Nice malt features.

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