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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   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.


Belgo's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgo (154) - KÝge, - FEB 27, 2010
Tasted from a growler generously donated by Yespr - Thanks a lot! Pours pitch black with a small espresso coloured head that disappears quickly. The colours are extremely good looking and Iím sure the appearance wouldíve gotten a perfect score from me, if the beer had been served directly from the tap. The aroma bursts with sweet french roast coffee and heavy bourbon notes. On the palate the beer is extremely creamy and soft with sweetness both from the residual sugars and the alcohol. Again the bourbon is very present - it seems that the bourbon cask hasnít been emptied completely before the beer was put in. So this is a beer that is sure to divide people. For those who doesnít like beers with noticeable alcohol and/or simply donít like bourbon, this is probably the worst beer in the world. Fortunately I love bourbon :-)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2959) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle labeled Fyodors Classic black thin tan head and spotty lacing rich bud on and chocolate aromas and flavors heavy slick feel rich and lovely

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7486) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
500 ml bottle as Fyodorís Classic. 2014 vintage. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a black colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of roasted malts, wooden tartness, vanilla and syrup. Flavour of strong roastiness, bourbon, vanilla, wooden tartness, syrup and dark chocolate. Full bodied. Long, warming, wooden finish. Really well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olio (7946) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
50 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. 2015 series, batch #1.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Nice bourbon aroma, toasted malts, vanilla notes, some caramel malts and subtle licorice. Vanilla flavor, bourbon sweetness, caramel malts, chocolate, some ripe fruit sweetness too. Subtle alcohol burn at the end, some wooden tanginess. The sweetness complements the high alcohol content nicely. Quite pleasant and balanced bourbon IS.
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5106) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
500ml bottle from Stone Tap Room, San Diego, CA

As Fyodorís Classic, 2015 batch #1 - Pours pitch black with a smalle white head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee, oak, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. Taste is smooth, complex, sweetish and roasty with loads of bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla, toffee, coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth, heavy and complex with loads of vanilla, oak, wood, bourbon and toffee. Quite balanced and tasty bourbon IS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7632) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
50 cl bottle vintage 2014, "2015 series batch 01" @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma is sweet with bourbon and vanilla tones. Also some licorice. Flavour has wood, sweet bourbon tones, licorice and mild coffee tones. Also hints of ash. Very typical bourbon-IS; a clean and very drinkable though.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JHeath99 (1470) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle. One of the best beers Iíve ever had. Pours an opaque black with tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee, wood, and bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with a low tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma. Bourbon and chocolate flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Bourbon and chocolate linger with vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (283) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Deep black body. Nearly inky. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few wisps. Dark chocolate. Fudgy. Bourbon is secondary, but quickly becomes dominant. Sharp oak. Lots of vanilla. Taste is bitter chocolate right up front. Oak amplifies it. Bourbon builds. Slight sweetness, but itís overpowered by oak and bitter chocolate. Thick. Medium carbonation. A step above other Bourbon stouts. The quality of the base beer truly impresses.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (286) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
2015, 500ml bottle enjoyed @ my parents house. Pours very dark brown with a tiny and quick fading brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, salty liquorice, wood, vanilla and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet and salty. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish bourbon, wood and roasted malt.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, roasty chocolate. Taste of vanilla, coconut, bourbon, chocolate, roasty. Decent body with a clean finish. Perfectly balanced.


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