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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 3222   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Theres no question that Stone Imperial Stout is revered among enthusiasts," states Stone CEO Greg Koch. "I know, because Im one of em and I can hardly wait for it to come out each year!" Some may think that a late Spring release for a special brew of this sort is an odd time for it to come out onto the market. Koch justifies this with the rationalization "What better than a warm time of year to come out with a brew that tastes great as it warms up!" Thats because "ice cold" is certainly not the appropriate way to serve the beer. Nearly without exception, the darker, richer and more alcoholic a brew is, the warmer the serving temperature should be. The Stone Imperial Stout label describes the brew as being "intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate...expect this mysterious brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier! Serve at 55 degrees."

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mieszal92 (189) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Tap. Pitch black, rusty head reduced to a ring, no lacing, small film on the surface only. Mega dense, heavy, rich, essential, full body, similarly to their smoked porter- a tot of dried plums, coffee, cacao, little sour. Alcohol miraculously hidden, masterpiece! Very low co2, great consistency. Delicious! Edit: brings some barrel- related tones of coconut and vanilla

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (463) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle. Black, minuscule tan head. Roasted chicory, dark chocolate, subtle hints of cinnamon. Heavy body, texture more milky than oily. Sweet taste adds element of anise. Finish turns mildly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oberschlesier (29) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - MAY 12, 2017
Too much alcohol in aroma and taste. Otherwise it is good RIS. Nice oxidation - roasted fruits e.t.c.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (369) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle 1 PT 6FL OZ. 2016 release. Noire mousse brune moyenne laissant quelques mm durant toute la dgustation. Fines bulles. Armes : caf, chocolat, rglisse, rti, fum, un peu caramel, fruits noirs ... Bouche : pleine, ronde, malts rtis, pices, fruits secs (noisette ?), caf, alcool qui ne nuit pas lquilibre. Et une amertume plus que moyenne pour couronner le tout ! Great Imperial Stout !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1883) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2017
Bouteille. Couleur noire, assez opaque et pais. Nez de caf et grains et moka. En bouche, texture huileuse, torrfaction, caf, un peu de fruits. Une grosse bire. Excellente.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkujon (100) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Draft at Dobry Zbeer Pours deep, dark black with a slight tan head. Looks beautiful. Tastes just as good. Coffee, molasses, some burnt notes, and just that hint of hops that Stone always does well. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szymonskc (856) - Skrcz, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Zapach średnio intensywny, paloność, kawa, czekolada, lukrecja, suszone owoce, alkohol. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. Piana brązowa, niska, drobna, średnio trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku umiarkowana słodycz, pełne, kawa, czekolada, kakao, paloność, suszone owoce, zioła, alkohol. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie niskie.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybuch (302) - Muszyna, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Piwo z kija więc zdecydowanie za zimne, na początku i mało aromatyczne, ale z każdą minutą wychodziła czekolada i kawa, stawał się cieżki, słodki, aż zawiesisty, po prostu świetny. To jest chyba maks co można wycisnąć z RISa bez beczki. Barwa smoliście czarna, gęste, piana niewielka ale nie ma co się dziwić. Konsystencja tego piwa jest wspaniała, czegoś tak lepkiego i gęstego chyba nie piłem, jak gorąca czekolada, super. Jest słodkie, goryczka stara się to kontrować, jest na średnim a może nawet do wysokiego poziomie, ale nie daje rady, podbudowa słodowa jest potężna. Alkohol to jedynie rozgrzewanie w przełyk, nie ma mowy o żadnym szczypaniu w jamie ustnej. Świetny RIS, klasyka stylu, paloność i chmielowość jest to zdecydowanie nie przesadzona, co pozwala się cieszyć jego gładkością.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mieszko (3) - - APR 27, 2017 does not count
Wyglada super, czarne jak noc, piana drobna. W zapachu bardzo aromatyczne, bardzo wyraźne. Smak słodkawy, potem przebija goryczka. Aromat palony, lekko kawowy, czekoladowy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dropi6 (358) - POLAND - APR 27, 2017
Tap. Pitch balck, small, tan head. Dark fruits, dry plum, cocoa, coffee, pralines, cherry, Roasty bitterness, medium sweet. Full bodied, smooth, creamy, lively.


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