arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2008 and Stoneís new bistro. I have to admit, Iím not a huge fan of IRS to begin with (itís aight), which is maybe why I wasnít blown away by this. Barrel fruit and spice on the nose, like boozy, prickly heavily peppered pork sausage. Pretty astringent in the mouth, but nice; chocolate notes are great and rich; brown sugar; a little acidic from the bourbony fruit. Not super-full, the carbonation is soft and foamy. Itís definitely very bourbon-forward; the barrel character certainly does not get lost in the beer.
gregwilsonstl (1824) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black. Thin head. Chocolate. Oily. Not sure why this is top 50. Oak. Very drinkable. Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share. Thx robertdale!
mariuspoenari (703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at a tasting. Pitch black pour, thin espresso head. Smells like bourbon, maple syrup, espresso, caramel and coconut. Tastes like bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries, vanilla and coconut. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
ciocanelu (841) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with brown head. Aroma has bourbon, fudge, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut, everything you would want from a bourbon barrel aged RIS. Taste starts slightly sweet with fudge and bourbon but the finish is dark, roasty and bitter. Medium-heavy body, smooth carbonation, a bit of alcohol warmth on the aftertaste. Really nice one, very well made, tasty and balanced.
JStax (4538) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by weihenweizen. Thanks! The beer pours a dense black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has mostly bourbon, fudge, and hazelnuts. Big sweetness in the taste along with some boozy chocolate. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Lower carbonation.
weihenweizen (2838) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Aroma is beatiful bourbon, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nice bourbon, chocolate, and some herbal hop balance.
JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of Stoneís best beers, always a treat. It trails what I consider to be world class BBA stouts (like Parabola and Bourbon County) but still a very delicious beer.
Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fyodorís classic bottle. A bit disappointing, Think, lacking in the chocolate and roast of normal IRS. A bit better when it warmed.
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013. Trade with Amkang. Thanks Albert. Pours black with a small off beige head. Kentucky Wood, Vanilla, roast, coffee , Tobacco and slight oxidation. Slick, mega soft and chewy body. Stunning..
Mrnoluv (282) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
That sweet bourbon, cocoa, malty smell is incredible! Truly one of the best smelling beers ever! I had the 2014 13% ABV version and I have to say it is incredible. Light brown head, dark as hell color, the sweet malty taste, with that incredible good burn on the swallow. This is a big boy stout though, that 13% will kick you in the ass. If you like hardcore, heavy stouts, grab two of these, one to enjoy now and one to cellar.
RRistow12 (586) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with dark brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee, slight bourbon. Taste is moderate bitterness with a nice sweet malt backbone. Well balanced and complex. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, maple syrup. Excellent imperial stout. Definitely one of best.
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