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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12400) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle as Fyodor classic. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roast chocolate. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (11825) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11166) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11117) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon (though not too overburdening) and sweet roasted malts. Flavour is a whallop of bourbon barrels that have overtaken this brew, with a little smoke / peat - all of which cancels out the roastiness / coffee and everything else in the original. Very nice adaptation, though I prefer the original.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: IRS 2008, Bourbon Barrel
Date: February 09, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
Appearance: black, frothy tan head
Aroma: light bourbon aroma
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor well balanced with the bourbon character, nice chocolate coming through

Name: IRS 2008, Bourbon Barrel
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: brewvival brewfest
Score: 3.5 to 4.1
Aroma: sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma, dark fruits, touch of roast
Flavor: sweet bourbon flavor, balancing roast, vanilla sweetness

Name: IRS 2008, Bourbon Barrel
Date: October 07, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: duckworths
after drinking a liter of this over two days I can safely say this is still the best stone ever

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **** /4

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle from mreusch. THANKS!! Pours a black with a thin head. Aroma is full of rich bourbon, chocolate, molasses and woody notes. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon and prunes. Damn this is smooth and is drinking great right now. Delicous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10641) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10472) - 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.


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