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RATINGS: 3207   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mbutler91c (19) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
One of my favorites & a great representation of this genere! From the first pour to the final sips...fantastic. Paired tonight with a. Fine cigar...perfect!


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 (835) - 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 (262) - 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 (322) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (680) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Pitch black colour a finger of brown foam disappears fast leaving behind a small lacing. Nose is chocolate with some booze. Taste is low roastedness intense chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2935) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 13, 2017
2016 Release, abv. 10.8 %. The 13 months old bottle. A black beer, a head is dense, brown and medium head. Aroma is great and complex, chocolate and liquirice, less roastiness, salt liquirice, matlness of syrup and druitness, also notes of vanilla. Taste has salt liquirice, roastiness of coffee, some bitterness and fruitness. Velvety palate, no stickyness. Great and balanced beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (1140) - POLAND - APR 12, 2017
BGM Backlog. Roasty, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, some red fruits. Medium bitter, moderate sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidgetymidget (212) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 9, 2017
Backlog. V edycja Beer Geek Madness w Zaklętych Rewirach we Wrocławiu, 1.04.2017

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (863) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
Bomber from the LCBO. Very dark mahogany under a small lingering dark khaki head. Nose is espresso, dark chocolate, dark fruit and roast. Flavour is a light molasses base with a bitter coffee and chocolate along with a plum tartness. Mouth is medium+ with soft carbonation and a sticky finish. Excellent with a definite alcohol warmth. 9/4/4/7+/17


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