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RATINGS: 2995   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"Thereís no question that Stone Imperial Stout is revered among enthusiasts," states Stone CEO Greg Koch. "I know, because Iím one of íem 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!" Thatís 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."


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigericsports (33) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bomber to pint. Black color, minimal brown head, nice lacing. Anise, bitter chocolate, black currants, caramel, coffee, orange, spice and alcohol. Full body, smooth carbonation, surprisingly bitter finish.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (191) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma: roasty, alcohol, coffee, Appearance: black, clear, minimal brown head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, roasted malts, smoke Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Excellent take on the style

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
euniceradio (145) - Colton, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours black. Thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and dark malts and sweet caramel. Taste is same with bittersweet dark chocolate coffee and alcohol finish. Pretty damned good and strong.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EyeAmBaldman (375) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pours black with a thick dark caramel head. Aroma is all smoke. Taste is smoky but full of dark chocolate and charred malt. Nice finish...spicy and smoky on the backend. Good Russian Imperial.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
X (95) - California, USA - APR 9, 2015
2015 release. This one did not appeal to me that much. Perhaps the hops were just too over the top, or perhaps the coffee was just too biter. But, something was out of balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (176) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
Solid beer but i have had other imperials that i have enjoyed more than this. Appearance is very appetizing and the heavy slick full body is satisfying. Asia is fairly average fire me, nothing special. The flavor is solid with some sweet roasted malts with a mildly bitter after taste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
connor0415 (47) - - APR 2, 2015
2015 bottle served fresh Smells mostly of dark cocoa and esspresso, some roasted maltiness, vanilla, dark fruits, and a certain grape like characteristic. Itís fresh so itís still got that bite to it, but thereís a sweetness that comes through and in addition to the coffee and chocolate thereís some currant or raisins present and a certain wine or grape juice like flavor that I canít quite put my finger on Overall itís a great representation of the style, definitely one of the best out there and only gets better with age. Have a handful of bottles cellared

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (127) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Black pour, medium brown head with nice lacing. Upfront aroma of some spice and some dark fruit. Taste was rather sweet with just a hint of cocoa. It needs some bitterness. I thought this was a nice medium bodied beer, very creamy but a little bubbly. I sampled this with a friend who had an American Imperial Stout from the Great Divide. That being said, this was a terrific brew that I really enjoyed, but I think the American Double/Imperial takes the prize.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
One of my all-time favorite imp stouts, really hits the spot each and every time, how about doing a honey coffee bba aged version?

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (421) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, coffe, vanilla Apparance: black, tanned minimal head,hazy to clear Taste:medium sweet, light to medium bitterness. Palate: full body, creamy to sticky, long finish


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