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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 436   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ DTE tasting shared by kermis. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is so so lovely: roasted malts, roast, lots of bourbon. Taste malts, roasted malts, loads of bourbon, alcohol, bitter, lightly vanilla, hint of toffee and molasses. Aroma is great, taste is good, texture is thinner than I had expected, but still a lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14493) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
500 c&c from Bine & Vine. As 2013 Fyodors Classic. Pours dark brown/black with a slight tan head. Aromas of alcohol and dark malt. With Light bourbon/vanilla. Coffee. Arguably full bodied. Flavor is alcohol, chocolate, coffee, bourbon/vanilla. Mild heat burn. A bit harsh. Blast from the past.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13904) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Growler sample at JOs. Poured a black color with a minnimal frothy brown head that diminished with minimal lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and wood bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet roasted black coffee malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer with some age.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2008
(thanks kmweaver) Small brown head atop black body with dark brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, chocolate, marshmallow, some bubblegum, coffee/roast, light burnt, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast/burnt, Bourbon/vanilla. Light alcohol burn. Low carbonation, medium body, possibly a trifle thin for the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13323) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bottle massive thanks to the somewhat racist Colin Bois. It pours near black with a minimal tan head. The nose is rich roast, cocoa, earth, Reisen chocolate chew, treacle, rocky road, marshmallow and burnt caramel. The taste bitter, earth, roasty, rocky road, marshmallow, toast, charred wood, vanilla, spicy, mild acidity, coffee, bourbon and warming alcohol with roasty, somewhat acidic finish. Full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Oily mouth-feel. A very nice BA impy stout, but no top 50 IMO.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (13150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours pitch black with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, raisin and whisky. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, raisin, whisky, cocoa, caramel and a hoppy finish. Full bodied. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(Growler) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, nuts, molasses, and roasted malt. Flavor of bourbon, vinous, vanilla, toasted grain, chocolate, and caramel malt.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (12579) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
On tap at Flying Saucer during the Stoned for Six Days. Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy white head with decent spotty lacing. The aroma is a sweet roasted malt with cherry, vanilla, chocolate and alcohol. Thin mouthfeel with a roasted malt chocolate and sweet finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. Enjoyed this one, a very impressive Imperial Stout from Stone. 800th Rating!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Sample on Day 3 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/14/2011. The beer is a brownish-black color with a thin tan head that evaporates to an outer ring quickly. Spots and strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt and cocoa. Medium to full body with a boozy character and flavors of dark malts, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. The finish is oaky bourbon with a malty aftertaste. Good beer throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12037) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to trade with Alen. Pours near black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon upfront, big vanilla, fudge, roast, milk chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel could be a little thicker which lets it down slightly, but still excellent. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


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