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RATINGS: 442   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (2078) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (2074) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
50cl bottle with huge thanks to Bursprak!! Pours an oily pitch black with a medium sized, brown, short lasting head. Aroma has just lots of bourbon! Coco nut, butter, vanilla, lots of dark dried fruits, but also some more fresh, dark berry like fruits, big, dry chocolate aroma, coffee, slight licorice and quite a bit of roast! Taste is very sweet up front, but has lots of dry notes with both a slightly burning alcohol, dry bourbon character, dark, dry chocolate and a huge vanilla and buttery bourbon finish. Body is very full, but lots of dry notes balances it out greatly! lots of heat as well. Medium low carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (2051) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Black color with brown head. Aroma has bourbon, fudge, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut, everything you would want from a bourbon barrel aged RIS. Taste starts slightly sweet with fudge and bourbon but the finish is dark, roasty and bitter. Medium-heavy body, smooth carbonation, a bit of alcohol warmth on the aftertaste. Really nice one, very well made, tasty and balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (2042) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Stranahans Whiskey Barrel Aged on tap at Rackhouse Pub, Denver. No head. Dark black opaque. Lots of bourbon and oak vanilla notes, a bit of roasted dark malt. Very well balanced. Not a lot of the stout shows through unfortunately, but the bourbon doesnt overwhelm. Stout carries it well, but isnt strong enough to represent itself equally. Alcohol dangerously well integrated. Delicious beer. Had it with a whiskey bbq chicken sandwich with bacon-good pairing, but this would be just as good with a chocolate dessert.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
EBF 2007: Black pour with a dark tan head. Aroma, bourbon, oak, some vanilla, and some coffee. Flavor, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, there was a roasted coffee to it as well on the finish. Full bodied, very nice brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2008. Very prominent bourbon aroma and flavor but the underlying beer is big enough to stand up to it. Chocolate-y, but still not syrupy, the extra time gave this beer a seamless-ness that is just superb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2030) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2011
2008 on tap at Pracna in Minneapolis. Dark black pour, lasting creamy head and a good aroma of chocolate/booze. Flavor is heavy on the sweet bourbon, thick and creamy coffee and chocolate malt base and finishes with a slightly warming boozy aftertaste. Not a huge fan of the regular version, but this was really enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (2019) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Jet black in color with a perfect creamy tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and bourbon, vanilla candy bar. Taste is absolutely dreamy. Silky smooth and loads of chocolate and wood.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at rattle n hum during the stone event with James and big T. More balanced than the stone 12th anniversary bourbon barrel. Loads of smoky vanilla bourbon... Legendary. One of the top bourbon stouts there is.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1945) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest 2014. Nice score, Preston! Colour...pretty much solid black, except for the thin tan head. Nose...heaps of dark chocolate and malted milk balls, with oaky Bourbon notes and wisps of cafe au lait. Palate...quite viscous and heavily chocolated with more of the malted milk ball flavours. The feel is quite plush and lightly cloying, though the oak tempers the sweetness very well and does not allow the sugars to take over entirely. The back palate is dry, with more quercus and notes of Bourbon balls.


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