budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours dark with a small brownish head that settles to a whisp. Aroma is fudge, oak, traces of vanilla and caramel, and light notes of bourbon. The taste really something great. Rich chocolate and vanilla swirl, fudge, oak, and a bit of bourbon heat to round it out. The palate is smooth, chewy, and viscous. This beer is just incredible. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Damn! Pours a silky black color with two fingers of dark khaki foam. Big bourbon notes mingle with soft liquid chocolate, dark chocolate covered mounds bar with bourbon glaze in a glass! Beautiful integration of sweet chocolate and round bourbon complexity... This beer is delicious and words cannot due it justice. Soft silky. Damn! kraddel (8614) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at barely legal tasting room
Pours black , small white head .
Smell is bourbon and wood
Taste is buttery , vanilla , sweet , bit bitter , chocolaty , very intence woody vanilla ending . Hint to high carbo , but for the rest freaking perfect . Finaly , stone, you live up and acceed the hype . Damn damn nice !
Big thnx to torino for this one ! Pilgrim_211 (4) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
Wow!! This beer was intense. Coffee, maple, toasty flavors attack the palate. Strong presence of bourbon flavor. 13.9ABV.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Cuso (8880) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Bottle as Stone Fyodor’s Classic, kindly shared by MisoW and StefanSD, huge thanks, guys. Almost black color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice in aroma. Taste, dark malt, chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, cocoa butter, licorice, prunes. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Long coffee and chocolate bitter finish. Extremely tasty.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (81) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 2014 vintage Stone RIS aged in bourbon barrels . Opaque and black as a moonless midnight. Light brown hues along the edges of the glass and even after an aggressive pour only a couple bubbles rise to the surface. No lacing. Heavy bittersweet chocolate dominate the aroma with bourbon also detectable. Ridiculous flavors of baker?s chocolate, vanilla, possibly some oak, and whiskey tantalize the palate. Medium bodied, though close to full, brew with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel and perfect sweetness balancing the bitterness. Wonderfully crafted bourbon barrel aged russian imperial stout by Stone that will satisfy those with a desire for well hidden big bold alcoholic stouts and those with a sweet tooth. Well done! Awesome! HuskerTan (2322) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
(Thanks Stefan, "StefanSD")
A- Bourbon, boozy, dark fruits, cherries, oak, milk chocolate.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Bourbon, oak, cocoa, vanilla, dark fruits.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth boozy finish.
O- First off, I hated Stone RIS. In fact it is one of my lowest RIS beers rated so far. So I was a little apprehensive with this. A 2014 bottle labeled as Fyodor’s Classic. Holy shit. This was phenomenal. Tons and tons of bourbon but not abrasive. Somehow a 14% beer went down smoother than about anything I’ve ever had. So balanced and complex and easy to drink. How I wish I had more of this! MetalNHopHead (2053) - 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. JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Pours an opaque black with tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee, wood, and bourbon. dorain (483) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-10 getrunken. Endlich heute ein Bier was in der Nase UND am Gaumen so richtig Spaß macht. Ein geniales, sehr fettes Russian Stout mit sehr deutlichen Bourbonfassnote. Ein Traum von einem Bier!