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RATINGS: 431   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2651) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
I will start by assuming this went bad...a 2010 beer tapped in Jan ’13. Chocolatey tart aroma. A skunked beer with a sour edge. A light bourbon-stout aromas, but a clear tartness to it. Black in color with no head. Notes: Aces and Ales Winter Beer Fest ’13


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ALIBALI (687) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Klassisch. Perfekt und der Maßstab aller Dinge. DAS BIER!!! 0,15/3,30€ FASS. STONE BREWERY BERLIN.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1994) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2016
500 ml bottle, 2015 series. The beer is black, pretty much to the edge of the glass. Head is brown and very small; fizzles off quickly. The aroma has a fairly heavy roast flavor. There’s a moderate level of chocolate and lots of caramel. Light vanilla, oak and spice from the barrel. Some alcohol burn present. The taste is sweet, lots of toasty caramel maltiness. Light fruitiness from the roast. Light bitterness in the finish from the oak. A little too much roast and caramel, as opposed to fudginess, for me. Fairly hot. Round, soft mouthfeel, sorta slick though. Not bad, not great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartholos (237) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
Tap at Stone Berlin. 2008, 10,5%, 65IBU. Pours full black and opaque with small tan and creamy head. Intense nose with strong but smooth bourbon note, licorice, dark chocolate and dark berries. Starts light sweet, but becomes medium bitter dry soon. Exceptionally well balanced and harmonic taste. Full thick body with medium carbonation and very smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is very complex, at the forefront there is bourbon, with chocolate and licorice, in the back it is spicy with vanilla and fruity with dark berries and a hint of plum. Well balanced yet distinctive profile. Gets a bit warm in the end, but hides the alcohol well. Leaves a light bitter dry aftertaste with bourbon and chocolate notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2440) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
500 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. 2014 vintage coming in at 13.9%. The pour is a little thin. It’s a light black with a medium khaki colored head that falls to a thinner ring with a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty good. There are equal parts chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, and a hefty booze to it as well. This is pretty complex, yet the alcohol controls the back end. The flavor is really good. Vanilla, chocolate, barrel, molasses, and everything you want in a nice barreled stout. The barrel is a little heavy on the finish. The mouth feel is lighter, pretty thin actually, with a strange carbonation and a lingeringly sweet chocolate and bourbon on the back end. It’s pretty good, but there is definitely some lacking characteristics here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. As "Fyodor’s Classic." Vintage 2014. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, booze, barrel. Appearance is black, light tan head, poured a touch thin. Taste is bourbon, barrel, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, roasty and good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, barrel roasted malt marshmallow aftertaste. Overall, I expected more but this is nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hansvf (699) - - JUN 15, 2016
Prachtig zwart. Heerlijke ba geur. Heerlijk! Vol, veel smaak, bourbon. Topper!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
A: Deep dark brown/black with a thin brown lacing. N: Vanilla, chocolate, coffee T: Vanilla, bourbon, coconut, chocolate O: Wow! Extremly well balanced BA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (776) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 500ml bottle, Fyodor’s Classic at Jamey’s. Brewed June 2, 2014; aged 7 months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels; Vintage 2015, batch #1; alc. 13%. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, saddle, some vanilla and oak notes in the background. Taste is sweet, with vanilla, oak, leather, roasted malt notes. Candied plums and even some chewing gum notes. Very unusual aftertaste, but decent :-)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eiriko (7) - NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Aroma of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Flavor of bourbon, charred oak with some vanilla. Chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick. No trace of alcohol. Goes down extremely well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (2663) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vol, vanille, crème. Mooie volle geur. Smaakt vol vanille, koffie, crème. Mooie volle afdronk.


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