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! Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
2oz tasting at EBFcharule (2302) - New York, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
Appearance : Pitch black
Aroma : Bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts and lots of hops. Oily and resinous
Taste : Hops, vanilla, roasted malts. Finish is bourbon, hops and roasted malt.
Overall : Nice roasty profile. Not as good as the KBS tasted right before.
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured black with tan head. Awesome aroma of vanilla bourbon. Very smooth thick bod. Nice balance barrel taste. beerplace (2287) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 500ml bottle, Fyodor’s Classic at Jamey’s. Brewed June 2, 2014; aged 7 months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels; Vintage 2015, batch #1; alc. 13%. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, saddle, some vanilla and oak notes in the background. Taste is sweet, with vanilla, oak, leather, roasted malt notes. Candied plums and even some chewing gum notes. Very unusual aftertaste, but decent :-) ctipping (2268) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Deep black body. Nearly inky. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few wisps. Dark chocolate. Fudgy. Bourbon is secondary, but quickly becomes dominant. Sharp oak. Lots of vanilla. Taste is bitter chocolate right up front. Oak amplifies it. Bourbon builds. Slight sweetness, but it’s overpowered by oak and bitter chocolate. Thick. Medium carbonation. A step above other Bourbon stouts. The quality of the base beer truly impresses.
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2008, on tap at brouwers. Aroma of dark fruit, bourbon, molasses, chocolate. Deep dark color, still surface, small ring of bubbles, some irregular lacing. Taste: dark fruit, chocolate, nice roast bitterness, bourbon, some nicely placed oxidation (I think - if not oxidation, let's call it " old aged beeriness"). Slick texture, full body, decent carbonation. Overall: this is quite nice, even after 5 years.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MetalNHopHead (2257) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
When you read that a beer has an ABV of 13.9%, "smooth" is not the word you expect to use when describing it. Yet, that’s exactly Fyodor’s Classic is: a masterwork of balance. With a nose that reveals as much cherry, currant, and plum as it does roasted malt, bourbon, and oak, you know that Stone’s barrel-aged creation is going to be one-of-a-kind. And it is. Dark fruits (especially cherry), caramel, bittersweet chocolate, and the sweeter aspects of bourbon. While this Stout wasn’t particularly heady (a side effect of all the booze and the age), there was a lot of goodness packed into its darkness. This is an Imperial Russian Stout that is worthy of Dostoyevsky’s name. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Draft tasting @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. 2008 Vintage. pours a thick heavy black with 1/4" tan head... big solid Bourbon notes flow through the nose... medium body with vanilla notes, sweet roasted malts and more Bourbon. excellent finish with the barrel really showing its personality... excellent! So glad I got to try this one. HonusWagner (2248) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Has solid bourbon presence and that very charry, roast bitterness characteristic of Stone RIS. Sweetness from the bourbon and some chocolate malt, a bit of vanilla. Damn good.