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100
style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 442   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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4.2
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Draft – Max’s. Black, tan creamy head. Deep bourbon and old oak aromas warm to layers of vanilla and dark roasty malt. Bourbon booze and oak flavors round out with touches of vanilla cocoa and burnt caramel-coffee throughout. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation. It’s not GI BCS, but it’s in the same realm. Very well done…

4.2
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Consumed on 5/25/08 from a swingtop growler with big thanks to drewbeerme for scoring this one. Pours a dark black with a beige head. Doughy chocolate malts with some of the grains coming through. Medium bodied. Chocolates, roasted malts, rich and flavorful with a touch of raisins that finishes sweet and bourbon. This is balanced really nicely with the barrel.

5
ALIBALI (2106) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Klassisch. Perfekt und der Maßstab aller Dinge. DAS BIER!!! 0,15/3,30€ FASS. STONE BREWERY BERLIN.

4.3
Vestergaard (2089) - 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.

4.4
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Pours black, small beige head. Aroma is dominated by vanilla and chocolate. Taste is very sweet, vanilla and more chocolate. Huge stout, lovely.

4.2
wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Stranahan’s 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 doesn’t overwhelm. Stout carries it well, but isn’t 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
ctipping (2047) - 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.

4.4
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.

4.2
DalzAle (2037) - 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.

4.6
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.


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