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RATINGS: 3059   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"There’s no question that Stone Imperial Stout is revered among enthusiasts," states Stone CEO Greg Koch. "I know, because I’m one of ’em and I can hardly wait for it to come out each year!" Some may think that a late Spring release for a special brew of this sort is an odd time for it to come out onto the market. Koch justifies this with the rationalization "What better than a warm time of year to come out with a brew that tastes great as it warms up!" That’s because "ice cold" is certainly not the appropriate way to serve the beer. Nearly without exception, the darker, richer and more alcoholic a brew is, the warmer the serving temperature should be. The Stone Imperial Stout label describes the brew as being "intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate...expect this mysterious brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier! Serve at 55 degrees."


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Licorice scent and flavor. Strong. Pretty damn good. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (311) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Wow, this is insanely smooth and drinkable for such a big beer. Amazingly well balanced. Lives up to the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2014) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
1pt 6 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours black in colour with a beige foam head and smokey, coffee & dark chocolate aroma. Taste is roast malt, sweetish with molasses, raisins, dark fruits, notes of smoke, coffee, chocolate, and some earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry spicy roasted bitter finish. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1680) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Rating #1287 - 21.10.2014 - Stone Launch Party @Craftbeeryeg. On tap - prioritizing based on which kegs would go first. Aroma is star anise, cocoa, espresso. Palate is a sweet mix of alcohol warmth, chocolate sauce, coffee, and earth. Fantastic.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BarbasA (46) - PORTUGAL - NOV 11, 2015
Dark black color, good head, aromas of malt, biscuit, chocolate and coffe, in the it’s just perfect, balanced with e ver tingir in harmony.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (313) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 7, 2015
Aromas a maltas tostadas, y ligeramente café y chocolate. Color completamente negro, cuerpo redondo, densa, Corona de espuma abundante de buena retención, carbonatacion baja. En boca es cremosa, equilibrada y tostada. Al paladar es una cerveza compleja, en primera instancia es ligeramente dulce, se perciben las maltas tostadas y cierto sabor ahumado. El lúpulo no se percibe, sin embargo está presente logrando equilibrar el dulzor de las maltas, que dicho sea de paso, están presentes en todo momento, cerveza muy maltosa. En general una joya de cerveza, muy buena y equilibrada, fácil de beber a pesar de sus 10.6% ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
From old notes. There’ s every virtually every element here to make this a stellar Imperial Stout but it just doesn’t quite deliver the flavour, depth or complexity attributed to its reputation. Lacks definition and individuality which can be found in many other excellent stouts without the profile or notoriety.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3981) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2015
(Stone Imperial Russian Stout) Bottle 650 ml at home, 2014 vintage, from a trade with PMgep, thanks! Served into a snifter, ABV 11% Pitch black colour on the body, one finger of thick, brown head, with quite good retention. Aroma of milky chocolate, peccan, alcohol, vanilla, fudge. Taste is sweet, with chocolate, light roasted malts, fudge, well hidden alcohol, vanilla, prunes, some coffee. Medium thick body, soft carbonation, sticky on the palate. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stef73 (466) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
De couleur noir avec col généreux couleur moka . On a une excellent balance de saveur . On n’a un nez très avec un note de chocolat mais une de torrification , le goût n’est pas trop fort juste correct . On n’a aussi un côté houblonnée mais pas trop . Tout est fiinessse bravo

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1085) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours pitch black with a fluffy brown head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, dark malts, fudge, some burned wood, vanilla, roast, licorice, anise. Taste has dark chocolate, dry, roast, fudge, hops, malt, licorice.


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