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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3139) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle shared with friends. Bottled as fyodor’s classic 2014 batch 3. Poured a dark black colour with a small tanned head on top. Sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, raisins, carmel, dark toasted espresso, dark forrest fruits, anise, vanilla, licorice. Awesome full flavoured beer! Thick and shewy mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at Liberty Station. Pours dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Tastes like sweet syrup, bourbon, woody, chocolate, light smoke. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like syrup, chocolate, bourbon, wood, light smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Shared bomber to snifters. The usual huge roasted deliciousness that is Stone IRS lies beneath a sticky vanilla bourbon barrel sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1640) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bomber via Stefanje the magnanimous. Lurked in the fridge foe a good long while until i could get my proper venue. CreMy and big bodied. This was a welcome break during the drywalling/mudding extravaganza. Shared with the boys. Bourboun is mellow and must be pulled from glass. Boozy and you know it. Totay enjoyable. Woo hoo!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Defreni (2919) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
Flaske: Perfekt nytårsøl. Kulsort og meget olieret med en fantastisk duft af bourbon. I forhold til procenterne og udseendet er øllen meget frisk og let i tyngden hvilket gør den ekstrem drikbar. I det hele taget et mesterværk. Købt i Californien hos Stone i sommers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest 2014. Nice score, Preston! Colour...pretty much solid black, except for the thin tan head. Nose...heaps of dark chocolate and malted milk balls, with oaky Bourbon notes and wisps of cafe au lait. Palate...quite viscous and heavily chocolated with more of the malted milk ball flavours. The feel is quite plush and lightly cloying, though the oak tempers the sweetness very well and does not allow the sugars to take over entirely. The back palate is dry, with more quercus and notes of Bourbon balls.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MisoW (2914) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle from StefanSD, MANY many MANY thanks for this one, this is a great beer. Pours deep brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, plums, dark berries, hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coffee, plums, dark berries, warming alcohol, some caramel, vanilla, bourbon, cherries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (7205) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Bottle as Stone Fyodor’s Classic, kindly shared by MisoW and StefanSD, huge thanks, guys. Almost black color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice in aroma. Taste, dark malt, chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, cocoa butter, licorice, prunes. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Long coffee and chocolate bitter finish. Extremely tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Pours black, viscous & thick like motor oil with a leathery tan head that doesn’t form until a good 6 or 7 seconds after the hard pour. Comes & goes quick. Lovely aroma of thick, fat fudge & chocolate cake batter. The shit your grandma whips up for special occasions. Rich bourbon barrel warmth & a nice bit of spicy oak. Getting huge notes of coconut & vanillin from the barrel, too. The barrel aging is integrated exceedingly well. Brownie batter BOMB on the palate. Dark chocolate brownies, dense fudge, moderate black licorice, smooth bourbon, woody vanilla, dried & toasted coconut, charred oak, & a bit of roasted, ashy malt. Very small touch of dark prune sweetness. Finishes with mostly notes of bourbon lathered fudge. Thick & creamy body... This is great. Stone should really make this a yearly (or somewhat regular) release... Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Courtesy of Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and faint coffee. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with moderate milk chocolate with a touch of molasses and caramel. The finish has light-moderate coconut, light coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of licorice. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.

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