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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgo (154) - Kge, - FEB 27, 2010
Tasted from a growler generously donated by Yespr - Thanks a lot! Pours pitch black with a small espresso coloured head that disappears quickly. The colours are extremely good looking and Im sure the appearance wouldve gotten a perfect score from me, if the beer had been served directly from the tap. The aroma bursts with sweet french roast coffee and heavy bourbon notes. On the palate the beer is extremely creamy and soft with sweetness both from the residual sugars and the alcohol. Again the bourbon is very present - it seems that the bourbon cask hasnt been emptied completely before the beer was put in. So this is a beer that is sure to divide people. For those who doesnt like beers with noticeable alcohol and/or simply dont like bourbon, this is probably the worst beer in the world. Fortunately I love bourbon :-)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1118) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer dark cola pour with no head and nice lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate roasty malt caramel vanilla oak and alcohol. Taste is rich and creamy nice chewy mouth feel licorice dark fruit chocolate and bourbon. Wow.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1103) - - NOV 16, 2016
Bottle, 0,5l, vintage 2015, batch#1, 13%abv: pours oily black, with (surprisingly!?!!!) longlasting creamy light brown head. Aroma: intense dark and roasted malts, which takes on chocolate, cocoa nibs, mokka, supported with dark fruits esters, venilla, oak, leather, bourbon...flavor: very similar to aroma: intense roasted barley, dark malts flavors, which takes on espresso coffee, dark & milk chocolate, cacao nibs, tosted toffee, hint of caramel, supported with dark fruits esters (cherries, prunes, blueberries...), with slightly piny, floral, spicy hop notes and with vanilla, bourbon....finish is dry, slightly sticky & sourish of roasted malts/barley...body is full/thick, texture creamy, velvetly, carbonation low to moderate medium. Classical / old school BA RIS; simply but very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (589) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
As Fyodors Classic, 2012 (?). Aroma of licorice, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, spice, light boozee. Taste of chocolate, licorice, vanilla, bourbon, soy sauce, umami. Okay BA Stout, expected a lot more.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ALIBALI (960) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Klassisch. Perfekt und der Mastab aller Dinge. DAS BIER!!! 0,15/3,30 FASS. STONE BREWERY BERLIN.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (2047) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2016
500 ml bottle, 2015 series. The beer is black, pretty much to the edge of the glass. Head is brown and very small; fizzles off quickly. The aroma has a fairly heavy roast flavor. Theres a moderate level of chocolate and lots of caramel. Light vanilla, oak and spice from the barrel. Some alcohol burn present. The taste is sweet, lots of toasty caramel maltiness. Light fruitiness from the roast. Light bitterness in the finish from the oak. A little too much roast and caramel, as opposed to fudginess, for me. Fairly hot. Round, soft mouthfeel, sorta slick though. Not bad, not great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartholos (245) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
Tap at Stone Berlin. 2008, 10,5%, 65IBU. Pours full black and opaque with small tan and creamy head. Intense nose with strong but smooth bourbon note, licorice, dark chocolate and dark berries. Starts light sweet, but becomes medium bitter dry soon. Exceptionally well balanced and harmonic taste. Full thick body with medium carbonation and very smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is very complex, at the forefront there is bourbon, with chocolate and licorice, in the back it is spicy with vanilla and fruity with dark berries and a hint of plum. Well balanced yet distinctive profile. Gets a bit warm in the end, but hides the alcohol well. Leaves a light bitter dry aftertaste with bourbon and chocolate notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2691) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
500 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. 2014 vintage coming in at 13.9%. The pour is a little thin. Its a light black with a medium khaki colored head that falls to a thinner ring with a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty good. There are equal parts chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, and a hefty booze to it as well. This is pretty complex, yet the alcohol controls the back end. The flavor is really good. Vanilla, chocolate, barrel, molasses, and everything you want in a nice barreled stout. The barrel is a little heavy on the finish. The mouth feel is lighter, pretty thin actually, with a strange carbonation and a lingeringly sweet chocolate and bourbon on the back end. Its pretty good, but there is definitely some lacking characteristics here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1465) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. As "Fyodors Classic." Vintage 2014. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, booze, barrel. Appearance is black, light tan head, poured a touch thin. Taste is bourbon, barrel, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, roasty and good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, barrel roasted malt marshmallow aftertaste. Overall, I expected more but this is nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hansvf (731) - - JUN 15, 2016
Prachtig zwart. Heerlijke ba geur. Heerlijk! Vol, veel smaak, bourbon. Topper!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (951) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
A: Deep dark brown/black with a thin brown lacing. N: Vanilla, chocolate, coffee T: Vanilla, bourbon, coconut, chocolate O: Wow! Extremly well balanced BA!


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