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RATINGS: 3155   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   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."

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4.2
KevinReddirt (789) - Midland, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2020 I finally got the chance to try Stone Imperial Russian Stout at Aces and Ales in LV while there on a visit. By itself the brew would have been worth the tasting but I had the chance to also drink two other high quality barrel aged imperial stouts at the same time. The color is black as aces with a medium tan head. Nice lacing with this one. I taste a heathy dose of chocolate of course, licorice, strawberries and malt. Easy on the tongue. Quite good, not the best.

4.1
JDBaker11058 (3355) - Sandy Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2020 Superlative. Just what you expect for the style. Scads of dark chocolate with notes of molasses, leather, coffee, and a hint of star anise. Full palate, but a surprisingly dry angle to an otherwise slow, rich finish. Bottle from 2016.

4
TasteChamp57 (27) - - MAR 30, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2020 Отличній имперец. Слаженный. Легко пьется. Плотный и не слишком алкогольный. Легкая горчинка.

4
mrjaxson (834) - .08 Junction, WI, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2020 Dark chocolate, plum, black licorice, coffee, smoky and booze in the nose. Fierce head out of a bottle. Kind of a crazy light body, though. What's holding this up? 2016 vintage. Big hit among the bowling team and friends. 9-5-8-3-15

3.8
Hubson (978) - - FEB 11, 2020
UPDATED: APR 6, 2020 aromat intensywny, mocno kawowy, dość wyraźnie palony, trochę gorzkiej czekolady. W smaku dalej najwyraźniej kawa, trochę czekolady, trochę palone, ale nie jakoś za mocno.

3.9
rob19a (1134) - - FEB 10, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2020 19/20 huge roasted coffee, perfectly balanced, rich with chocolate and sweet notes

4.1
vladeath (1530) - RUSSIA - JAN 8, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2020 Amazing beer! V. 2016 Killing aroma! The perfect balance between dark malts and wine. Taste. Pleasant body, a little dry. It tastes like a mix of wine, chocolate coffee. the finish is wine, there are alcoholic notes. Perfectly balanced delicious R.I.S.

4
CiderTun44 (17) - - DEC 6, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2019 A good one bottle. Of course Stone give us one more good beer. Thanks a lot.

3.4
PellicleLees54 (16) - - OCT 28, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2019 spettacolare imperial stout, come molte birre di stone ben fatta e bilanciata

4
PintMonger40 (26) - POLAND - OCT 1, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2019 Palona kawa, goryczka, wytrawne. Bez zbędnych udziwnień, przyjemnie. Z wzrostem temperatury coraz lepiej


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