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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 3177   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (3298) - CROATIA - NOV 19, 2016
On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa, Rome. Pours black with medium light brownish head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark fruit. Sweet with some bitterness in finish. Smooth. Full bodied. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (1888) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2016
From a bottle. This is a beast, the huge alcohol content is well hidden making this chocolate monster very dangerous indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftyHare (38) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2016
2016 650ml bottle pours very dark brown with quickly dissipating tan head. Dark herbal aniseed aroma. Tastes of brown sugar, espresso, dark cocoa, roasted malts and tobacco. Syrupy sweetness is balanced with a little savouriness saltiness. Smooth 10.8% alcohol. Long herbal finish with mild bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (1024) - SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle Dark brown white head Aroma of caramel, chocolate, smoke Taste sweet, balanced. Fizzy nice

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mauritsio (868) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Tap at crafters hyvink. Pours bitch black with medium head. Roasted. Dark fruits. Tobacco. Some sweetness. Alcohol bites.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (3681) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2016 bottle, 2016 version (from beergium). Pours black. Aroma is chocolate, malt, roast, slight smoak. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, dark chocolate, booze. Finish is roast bitter and booze. Overall: very good, but Yeti we had before was noticeably better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (3254) - ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle, 2016 version. Shared by Mart, thanks! Dark brown to black beer, small brown head. Nose is chocolate, roast, nutty, coffee, caramel, mild sweetness. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, sweetness, toasty and roasty notes, nuts, some mild bitterness. Chocolate and coffee finish, caramel notes. Smooth and sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eXORRO (189) - POLAND - NOV 4, 2016
2016 release. Big beige head quickly disappearing. Aroma full of sweet chocolate, caramel, almonds, nuts, coffee. Flavour is sweet and intensive. Full of chocolate, licorice, dark fruits with some hoppy accent. Bitter is hoppy and alcoholic, lovely warming esophagus. Full body, medium carbonation. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dojken (521) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Allin brewfest. Kraftig tung doft men dock balanserad. Smaken ngot rkig i smaken med en hrlig smak. Lng eftersmak. Det hr var grejor det!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patrik (688) - - NOV 4, 2016
P fat Eriksberg. Helt jvla perfekt balanserad imperial Stout. Choklad , kaffe och underbart balanserad beska och stma. En av de bsta


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