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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10801) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
500ml bottle as Fyodor’s Classic. Really nice brew that is bursting with chocolate flavors

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft… RBSG ‘08This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a very small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Chocolaty, vinous aroma with notes of vanilla and controlled bourbon. Full-bodied and ultra silky with restrained carbonation. The finish is charred and chocolaty with discreet, elegant bourbon. About as good as it gets!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Denver Rare Beer Tasting. Stranahans barrels. Black appearance with a tiny, dark brown head. Sweet caramel, toffee, whiskey, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate malty aroma. Low carbonation. Roasty dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla, woody, whiskey flavor. I’m not too impressed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
Thanks yespr. Black with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, bourbon, vanilla and wood. Flavour had plenty of burned malt, hops, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood and espresso. Finished sweet. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 27, 2010
Sample from growler, thanks bi tme to Yespr for bringing this from the US. Pitch black colour, small dark brown creamish head. Very plesan roasted malt coffee and chocolate in the aroma with alcohol/bourbon. Good mouthfeel indeed.The flavour is sweet with lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bourbon´and wood, Long lasting sweet finish of roasted malt, bouron/ alcohol, chocolate d wood. Yum indeed!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sample at Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Tasting, from a 2008 vintage keg. Dark brown but still clear color. Thin light brown / tan head. Even spread of dotty lace. Great bourbon, roasty vanilla nose. Very smooth texture, pretty creamy. Light carbonation, dry texture. Great bourbon aftertaste, hits you in waves that you can cherish and savor. Good sweet, light bitter taste. Light alcohol does wonders to propel the fantastic aroma out. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9616) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
As "Stone Fyodor’s Classic" 2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Bourbon. 2014 Series Batch no 03, 38 IBU. Marked 13.9% ABV. Bottled Feb 2014.
Bottled 500 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Black color, small dark brown head. Sweet, raisin, alcohol, roasted, vanilla scent. Roasted, sweet, chocolate taste. Chocolate, roasted aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Tap at Alewife Baltimore for Stone Total Tap Takeover. Poured near ink black with ruby highlights. Tan bubbles cling onto the sides of the glass but no head forms. Aroma is beautiful buttery bourbon, coconut, vanilla, oak, rich smokiness. Taste is a giant smack in the face of unsweetened, bitter chocolate, smoked malt, hot bourbon moving very quickly to silky chocolate, coconut, vanilla ice cream. Palate goes from soft to chalky and bitter cacao powder. About six seconds after tasting this I knew exactly why it is in the ratebeer Top 20. Everything is there: the aroma, the body, the palate. It is like Bourbon Country Stout with a little less richness and less of a superlative palate.


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