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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2010 on tap from both riot room and foundry for stone week. amazing beer. aroma not as strong as expected, but taste was amazing marriage of a great stout and a great barrel. vanilla, toffee, oak, bourbon, slight hops. beautiful beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Tasted 4/21/11. The Soulard iTap Stone Total Tap Takeover. Sampler draft. This was on eof my favorites of the night! Pours opaque with a very dark brown hue. Trace ring of khaki head. Aromas of smooth and creamy vanilla and dark roasted malts. Smoke and wood, with an emphasis on the woodiness. Full bodied with an apparent alcohol burn. Well blended between the base Imperial Stout and the Bourbon barrel aging. This one has a huge palate! Thick and rich with burnt malty flavors and coffee nuances. Dark chocolate and fuge. A mild, yet delicious vanilla creaminess. Somewhat earthy malts and sticky, piney hops. Just Wow!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
2008 keg being pour at Oakquinox. Rating number 4900. Pours with a pitch black, completely opaque body with a small tan head that fades to a ring. Aromas are huge: vanilla, wood, cola, cocoa, bitter chocolate, brown sugar and tannins. Flavors on the other hand are a bit more mellow (as mellow as a barrel aged imperial stout can be). Flavors of tar and fudge. Ashy, wood, cola, vanilla bourbon. Still quite warming. Syrupy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Mouthcoating. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2011
2008 batch, sampled on draft at The Foundry in KC for the Stone MO kickoff. Strongly sweet, roasty, dark chocolate aroma, with much lighter notes of bourbon, vanilla and smoke. Opaque brown-black color, head is nonexistent by this point in time. Flavor is strongly sweet and malty, but the bourbon character is nicely blended and mellowed out after these few years have elapsed, some lingering oak character and strong dark chocolate overtones, finishing with fainter notes of toffee and cherry. Smooth, very low in effervescence, with a coating feel and a very full body. Rather nice, not overpowering, perhaps even a bit subtle, if thats possible for a bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6342) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2011
At iTap Chesterfield. Thanksfully some was left after the Stone night last night. Pours very dark with a rich dense brown head. The aroma has dark chocolate, gentle roastiness, bourbon, vanilla and cream with a nice balance to everything. It has a think smooth velvety body with semi-sharp carbonation giving it a perfect balance. The flavor starts with very smooth roasty malt, vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, dates, figs, smoothed out bitterness and nice alcohol warmth. The finish has lush rich mix of milk and dark chocolate, minor hops, vanilla heavy bourbon and smooth roast. Really nice impy stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2011
Had 2008 version draft at the stone kick off in St Louis. Pours black with very little to no head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla with hints of chocolate. Flavor is bourbon and vanilla. Beer is still surprisingly hot with bourbon. Overall a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rader58 (895) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2011
2008 keg brought in by Greg for special release of Stone to MO. Served 4/19/11. 5oz sample. I was looking forward to this...and rightly so. Pours a dark black. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, caramel. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate and bourbon. Wonderfully balanced and flavorful. I really enjoyed. The bourbon has mellowed well over time and the vanilla comes through with the chocolate flavors.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
On draft at Rattle n Hum for Stone event back in late 2010. Pours a dark, almost black, brown colour. Very rich looking, like a liquer. Power bourbon aroma with caramel, dark fruits, malt. Flavour of butterscotch/caramel, bourbon, dark fruits. Very smooth and palatable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black / dark brown with some brown head. Strong bourbon aroma, sweet malt, caramel, booze, dark fruit, some roasted malt. Taste is light malt sweetness up front that gives way to the bourbon and an alcoholic bite that leaves your tongue tingling, finishes warm with a light bitterness and some chocolate. Very flavorful and complex, quite a treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1062) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
2008 vintage on draft at Downtown Johnny Browns during the second annual San Diego Beer Week (November 2010). Served in a Delirium Tremens glass with pink elephants, interestingly. Pours pitch black with a whisper of mocha brown head. Aroma is grainy roasted malts, smoky bourbon, some chocolate. There is also an aroma of medical alcohol pad and the boozy smell is a little distracting. Flavor also has some alcohol taste and burn along with lightly smoky malts and bits of chocolate and coffee. Good, but in the end, the alcohol is too much in this...I prefer the smoothness of the regular IRS. (207, 495)


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