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RATINGS: 3124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   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."


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Evangelion2014 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Armoa of flowery fusel alcohol, anise, chocolate. Pitch black with a khaki head. Thereís a ton here, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, roast, anise, a hint of dark fruit, the faintest touch of hops struggling against the heaping portions of malt with tiny bit of peat smoke and some alcohol bite and warmth up front. Body is thick viscous and coats the mouth. One of the best imperial stouts out there especially for the price.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (8359) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - (2015 version) black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste with cocoa, caramel, nice hoppy backing, lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
limbonicartbeer (31) - - SEP 29, 2016
Cerveza color negro obscuro. Consistencia semi espesa. Con corona de burbujas compacta. Aromas a tostado, café y ligero a chocolate. Con sabor al inicio predomina el sabor a maltas tostadas y al final se perciben notas dulces, ahumadas y café. Una excelente cerveza altamente recomendada para todo fanatico del estilo stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2016
Draught at Taphouse. High creamy lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Pleasant mixed aroma of roasted malt coffee liquorice. As the hops level is kept on a moderate level the flavor felt both intense, smooth and pleasant at the same time. The beer I had was a 2013 version so that is probably also part of the explanation. Roasted malt, coffe, cocoa liquorice and hops, little hops, low carbonation, long finish. Maybe not something new but on the other hand excellent brewing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreasP (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
Elegantly composed beer at this high ABV. Very soft mouthfeel. Coffee, vanilla (just a hint), chocolate, and some warm feeling from the alcohol. Enjoy, but be careful!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11723) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roatsed malt, coffee, spice, dried fruit, alcohol, vanilla and bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (491) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours inky black. Delicious roasty notes in the aroma. Thick molasses in the flavour. Warming... Thick... Robust... Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sudz4Dayz (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
750ml 2015 Release bottle purchased at the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT. Pours black with a brownish hue, quickly dissipating mocha head, evident carbonation bubbles all along the inside of the glass. Smells of cocoa, roasted coffee, dark fruits and copious amounts of alcohol (not in a good way). Tastes ok, heavy roasted cocoa and slight coffee taste. Dark fruits and A lot of alcohol coming through, meh. Medium to watery mouthfeel. Given its overall rating, kind of disappointing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2016
TAP @ #1 Bevog Beerfestival Austria. Iím trying this beer on a recommendation that has never led me wrong once again proving to be a good source. A strong aroma, a tan colour with a taste tgat bursts with flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UjoKlobasa (630) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle. Dark chestnut, almost black color, tan head. Dominant aroma is coffee. Tin of chocolate. Heavy sweet, oily texture, alcohol is not hidden. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (797) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2016
Some gingerbread on the nose. Bitter chocolate black liqourice imp stout. Dried black fruits, cinnamon and medicinal bitterness. Itís not a sweet stout and itís a massive beer. Pretty cool, must try. Bitter at the end. Not as bitter overall as I expected, some honey seeetness to it. Complex, well done.


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