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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14076) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Growler sample at JO’s. Poured a black color with a minnimal frothy brown head that diminished with minimal lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and wood bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet roasted black coffee malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer with some age.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2008
(thanks kmweaver) Small brown head atop black body with dark brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, chocolate, marshmallow, some bubblegum, coffee/roast, light burnt, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast/burnt, Bourbon/vanilla. Light alcohol burn. Low carbonation, medium body, possibly a trifle thin for the beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(Growler) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, nuts, molasses, and roasted malt. Flavor of bourbon, vinous, vanilla, toasted grain, chocolate, and caramel malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12505) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours pitch black with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, raisin and whisky. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, raisin, whisky, cocoa, caramel and a hoppy finish. Full bodied. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Thanks Brad for sending this one my way! Poured a dark black color with a thin sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, woody, chocolate, some dark fruits, and I was getting a light smokiness. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, wood (but lighter than in the aromas), dark fruits, chocolate, and caramel. The bourbon is there but not over powering. Alcohol content overall well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Sample on Day 3 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/14/2011. The beer is a brownish-black color with a thin tan head that evaporates to an outer ring quickly. Spots and strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt and cocoa. Medium to full body with a boozy character and flavors of dark malts, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. The finish is oaky bourbon with a malty aftertaste. Good beer throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2010
Growler graciously shared by Yespr. Thx. a million. Pitch black coloured. Brown dense head. Vanilla, liqourice, light roast, sweetness and some chocolate, alcohol and bourbon. Flavour of bourbon, vanilla, roast,sweetness, light herbs and a distinct touch of chocolate. Very smooth and easy to drink. Full bodied. Dry spicy and roasty mild vanilla bitterness in the end. Mmmmmmm. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
500ml bottle as Fyodor’s Classic. Really nice brew that is bursting with chocolate flavors


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