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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (5962) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at barely legal tasting room Pours black , small white head . Smell is bourbon and wood Taste is buttery , vanilla , sweet , bit bitter , chocolaty , very intence woody vanilla ending . Hint to high carbo , but for the rest freaking perfect . Finaly , stone, you live up and acceed the hype . Damn damn nice ! Big thnx to torino for this one !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pilgrim_211 (4) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
Wow!! This beer was intense. Coffee, maple, toasty flavors attack the palate. Strong presence of bourbon flavor. 13.9ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (7627) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (79) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 2014 vintage Stone RIS aged in bourbon barrels . Opaque and black as a moonless midnight. Light brown hues along the edges of the glass and even after an aggressive pour only a couple bubbles rise to the surface. No lacing. Heavy bittersweet chocolate dominate the aroma with bourbon also detectable. Ridiculous flavors of baker?s chocolate, vanilla, possibly some oak, and whiskey tantalize the palate. Medium bodied, though close to full, brew with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel and perfect sweetness balancing the bitterness. Wonderfully crafted bourbon barrel aged russian imperial stout by Stone that will satisfy those with a desire for well hidden big bold alcoholic stouts and those with a sweet tooth. Well done! Awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (1582) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
(Thanks Stefan, "StefanSD") Bottle. A- Bourbon, boozy, dark fruits, cherries, oak, milk chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Bourbon, oak, cocoa, vanilla, dark fruits. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth boozy finish. O- First off, I hated Stone RIS. In fact it is one of my lowest RIS beers rated so far. So I was a little apprehensive with this. A 2014 bottle labeled as Fyodor’s Classic. Holy shit. This was phenomenal. Tons and tons of bourbon but not abrasive. Somehow a 14% beer went down smoother than about anything I’ve ever had. So balanced and complex and easy to drink. How I wish I had more of this!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1332) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
When you read that a beer has an ABV of 13.9%, "smooth" is not the word you expect to use when describing it. Yet, that’s exactly Fyodor’s Classic is: a masterwork of balance. With a nose that reveals as much cherry, currant, and plum as it does roasted malt, bourbon, and oak, you know that Stone’s barrel-aged creation is going to be one-of-a-kind. And it is. Dark fruits (especially cherry), caramel, bittersweet chocolate, and the sweeter aspects of bourbon. While this Stout wasn’t particularly heady (a side effect of all the booze and the age), there was a lot of goodness packed into its darkness. This is an Imperial Russian Stout that is worthy of Dostoyevsky’s name.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Pours an opaque black with tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee, wood, and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Pizza Port Strong Ale fest 2007. WOW. Creamy, chocolatey, smooth, silky, some vanilla, a beer fantasy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Wonderful thick black pour, medium tan head.....very thin. Wonderful licorice, rich coffee and roasted barley notes in the palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 Vintage 2006. On-tap at Stone 5/12 and 5/13/08. Pours dark brown with a thin, creamy light brown head. Smells awesome. Lots of vanilla, wood, bourbon, and a little bit of toasty malt. Tastes sweet, vanilla, chocolate and wood up front with a biting bourbon, alcohol and roasty malt finish. Medium to full body, not overly thick, nice carbonation. Definitely a top 3 barrel aged beer. 10-4-9-4-19=4.6

Vintage 2007. On-tap at Stone 8/4 and 8/5/08. Pours very dark brown/black with a thin, offwhite head. Smells dark and roasty malty with a hint of vanilla and bourbon/alcohol. Tastes roasty malty with a huge, sweet, vanilla, wood and bourbon through the middle to the finish. A little warming alcohol on the finish as well. Full body, good carbonation. 7-3-7-3-16=3.6

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