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RATINGS: 443   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap in Denver for GABF 2012. Multiple samples of the 2008! Pours a totally black color with a small greyish head. A great nose of big bourbon and vanilla. The flavor is a massive Impy with roast, chocolate, bourbon, heat, some vanilla and lingering bitter and sweet bites. Big bourbon for sure, but balanced and drinkable despite the heat. Awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Beer number two for me at GABF 2012. This 2008 vintage pours black with a mocha colored head of foam with sort of tan looking swirls here and there. The aroma is rich, sweet, smooth and bourbony to go along with dark roasted malts and a sense of spicy black licorice in the background. The taste is similar with a solid degree of smooth bourbon surrounded thinly by dark roasted malts and a pleasing sense of chocolate. This is rich and sweet and not fully bourbony and has a pleasing balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (698) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
500 mL bottle (2014 Fyoders Classic). Hot, bourbon-heavy aroma, but the booziness doesnt overpower the rest of the nose, which includes anise, dark chocolate syrup, light oak, and caramelized molasses. Pours a clear super-dark brown. Delicious taste of dark chocolate, burnt biscuit, moderate aged bourbon, woody oak, some vanilla bean, and a bit of cocoa powder to finish. Slightly chalky and dry palate with a thinner body than the normal IRS. A damn-fine barrel-aged beer right now (April 2014), but Im curious to see how it develops with some cellar time.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
This one poured a very dark brown wo black with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, light smoke, anf fudge. Flavor was similar,very mellow barrel aging, soft vanilla, oak and chocolate. All around tasty beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Night and day with the Mikhails Odd. I dont understand how this one is so much better. Bottle thanks to csteele, shared at pre-DLD tasting. Pours a deep dark blackish brown with a tan-brown head. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, soem caramel. Taste is sweet with some bourbon heat. Thick mouth feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (8117) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle - thanks GT2! Pours opaque black with a very small dark brown head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is quite lovely, bourbon forward with chocolate and vanilla notes. Medium sweet and light plus bitter, strong bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate again. Medium light body, a bit creamy perhaps. Quite hot. A bit too bourbon forward and a bit too light on the body to be perfect, but pretty darn good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (3014) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2014
14 QM bottle, via craftshack. Thanks Bob for the heads up on this top 50. Thick black pour with a touch of a tan head. Aroma has a lot of oak and vanilla. Taste is a nice punch of smooth bourbon, heavy on the oaky vanilla side. Has a slight sour on the back end. Closest comparable is Black note. Very good stuff. Definitely ready to drink now.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8895) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
bottle shared by samg, thanks dude! pours very dark brown with a small and reviving dark crema, some lacing. burnt hazelnuts, nicely roasted malts, some charred malts too, well integrated bourbon - never overdone, sweet cacao nibs and tobacco leaves, molasses, resin, pepper, warming booze. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and a bit sticky, bold bitter coffee-resinous finish. much enjoyed!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (10042) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 20, 2014
50cl bottle shared @THT courtesy of Kermis, big thanks! Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Bourbon notes. Very smooth. A lovely beer. Every sip was a delight. Awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ tht Aroma is big vanilla, oak, chocolate, light roast and liquorice, molasses and more. Flavour is coffee infused with huge bourbon, not just vanilla, but actual bourbon, with some alcohol as well. Also chocolate, roast, liquorice and more. Awesome. Thanks Chris!


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