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RATINGS: 2864   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   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."


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1411) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On Tap. Served a virtual black color with a nice head. Aroma of Roasted malt, dark chocolate with a touch dark fruit. Taste of roasted malt and chocolate with a bit of fruit sweetness. Mild bitterness and a very dry finish. Full body, thick and creamy. Very well balanced. This is a classic to compare other Imperial Stouts to.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AAEA (104) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
22 FL. OZ ($7.99) The particular one that Iím talking about says "2014 release" on the neck of the bottle. OMG! a power house of flavor and well... flavor. This beer is very unique and I really like it. The taste is a real hefty dose of roasted flavors with a bit of the alcohol bite as this ones pushing 11% here. Definitely a beer that the guys over at Stone take pretty seriously. If youíve actually found this in the store and they arenít sold out BUY IT! not for the newbie.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (64) - USA - MAY 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Black pour with little head from a 2014 20oz bottle. This is a really satisfying beer. Not excessively thick mouth feel, with an appropriate amount of sweetness

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (599) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Very good stout! Pour is pitch black with a foamy light brown head. Flavor is roasted malts. Delicious stout.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ngejo (197) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 19, 2014
Tap. Black, minimal head, coffee, medium bitterness, light body, soft carbonation, & long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle into snifter. Poured black with minimal head. Aroma of of strong roasty choc malt. light carb med bod. Complex roasted malt choc taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle share. 2013. Pours super dark, tight ruby edges, dense tan cap. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, salt. Taste is quite bitter with very slight sweetness. Chalky yet sticky mouthfeel, long dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (590) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
This is a great stout. Smell is sweet and that of coffee. Good looking. Great tasting.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budfox (10) - Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
The best stout out there! Roasted malt and chocolate with that alcohol burn at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (431) - - MAY 12, 2014
Draft is 2009 vintage. Pours an opaque black with wispy ring of beige head. Aroma is huge: roasted malts, dark chocolate, booze. Flavor is coffee notes, chocolate, Scotch. Warming alcohol finish. *This beer is based on Courage and uses peated malt. Notes from Stone event Brickskeller 6/1/09.


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