Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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The beer is Stone Imperial Russian Stout, and it was aged for about a year in a used bourbon barrel. From that wooden cask, we were only able to keg up very little.

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4.3
KevinReddirt (821) - Midland, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2020 I had this beer at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas on tap along with a host of other high level imperial stouts. Of additional impact, this is my 100th imperial stout to rate, easily the most of any style and one of my favorites of course. It came to me as the 2017 version of Fyodor’s. Very black certainly in appearance with a dark mahogany skim of foam. The nose was chocolate with a hint of coffee. But it was the taste I was there for. Really good. Bakers chocolate, dark wheat bread, toffee and malt with a great finishing bitterness. Potent with the bourbon effect and tasty. Smooth too.

4.4
BREWMUSKCLES (3071) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2020
UPDATED: APR 16, 2020 Sugar Vanilla and Old Grandad. Roasted Cocoa and chocolate the alcohol makes it seem light while the dark fruits give it wafting body and chew. Vanilla for balance i am sure. Black as coal with eerie dark brown lacing that slithers around the top of the glass like a snake and gets swallowed by the alcohol or done in by Pappy.Licorice? oh yeah. Some Caramel dang in Earthy ash..

3.6
davidezdonz (1323) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - DEC 18, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2019 As Stone Fyodor. A 500ml corked and caged bottle, 2017 Series, Batch No.02, bottled in October 2017. Poured into a snifter glass. It poured black in colour with a thin brown head that dissipated almost immediately and left only sparse to no lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, prunes, raisins, molasses, oak, with touches of bourbon and vanilla. Tastes sweet, boozy, bourbon, light roast, chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruit, plum, prunes, raisins. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall sweet and boozy, which is not a preferable combination for me as I find it too rich, and not easy to drink, even if just sipping. I preferred Stone Mikhail a lot more as I felt that was much more balanced.

4
piwnanuta (1051) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 10, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2019 pite jakiś czas temu. uzupełnienie profilu. Ocena przepisana z utpd. Miłego dnia. 2017 2015

4.1
tomekk1978 (2488) - Z±bki, POLAND - NOV 23, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2019 Aromat wyraźnie beczkowy, alkoholowy z czekoladą, kakao. Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości i podobnie trwała. Smak umiarkowanie słodki z lekką kwaskową kontrą. Sporo czekolady deserowej, paloności, melano, alkoholu. Goryczka słodowo-alkoholowa, w okolicach średniej, przyjemna. Pełnia wysoka, wysycenie średnio niskie i melanoidynowy, alkoholowy finisz z wyraźną nutą beczkową.

4.3
ChrisOfstad (4173) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2019 Taster on tap at Stone Bistro And Gardens, Escondido, Ca. Black with little head. Roasted malts, coffee, booze, bourbon, barrel. Smooth.

4.2
scanovajr (794) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 9, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2019 On tap at the Stone DRK Festival, Escondido, CA. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla. Medium body. Great beer

4.2
glennmastrange (3307) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2020 Fyodor 2018, 13.1% Bottle. Heavy malt notes of molasses, toasted and bitter chocolate, light resin for the hops, moderate earth and dried leaves for the yeast, with bourbon and charred wood in the background. Head is small, fizzy turning wispy, light brown, with thick but slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and heavily bitter. Palate is full, oily, with a lively carbonation and a heavily alcoholic and moderately astringent finish. Great Imperial Stout with some harsh aspects, but depth and complexity is all there.

4
drjoeng (2089) - SINGAPORE - OCT 26, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2019 13%ABV. Russian imperial stout Poured out black. 40°SRM. Nose has aromas of bourbon oak, vanilla, hints of woodsmoke, burnt sugar, muscovado sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, and dark chocolate, hints of cacao pods. Mouthfeel is watered honey. Syrupy and almost oily. Hot and solventy. Palate has flavors of black bread, chocolate cake, dark toast. There are roasty flavors of burnt toast, burnt twigs. There is a hint of wine with some slight astringency, grape must, and a bit of fruit. Hop flavors are woody, hint of herbal and floral. Finish is surprisingly smooth. Overall, my favorite today over the Mikhail.

4.5
shawnmurphy (1584) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2019 500-ml bottle, corked and caged, marketed as Fyodor Russian Imperial Stout, part of Stone's Small Batch's series, with an ABV of 13.1%. Pours jet black with dark ruby highlights when held up to bright light, along with a tiny spritz of brown head and residual lacing. Aroma: raisins, prune juice, molasses, smoke. Flavor: chocolate, coffee, molasses, toasted coconut, figs, dates, raisins, prunes, campfire marshmallows, burnt toast, licorice, bourbon. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, oily finish.


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