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RATINGS: 3202   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2977) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2012 bottle. Black, not much of a head. Aroma is faint, dark malts. Taste has dark malts, chocolate, coffee. The flavor is good but there is not enough of it. Fairly smooth for an Imperial. Cant really taste the 10% ABV, but it catches up to you. A pretty darn good deal at $6.99. Overall, i like this beer, but there is nothing that jumps out at me. It has a lot going for it. It has no apparent flaws, but to me it is lacking that wow factor. I would like to see this beer turned up on all levels.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (673) - 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 (2930) - 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 (1137) - 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 (207) - 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 (862) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coresterol (46) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 7, 2017
Rozpoczynając od aromatu, kiedyś pewnie byłby dla mnie genialny, ale teraz wydaje się być niewybijający na tle innych dobrych RISw. Kawa, czekolada, ciemny chleb, trochę alkoholu. Paloność mocna, ale jak na imperialny stout nie jest zaskakująco mocna. Przyjemna słodycz, wyczuwalna goryczka. Dobre piwo, nieźle ułożone i zbalansowane, niewiele można mu zarzucić ale też nie zapamiętam go jako coś wspaniałego.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjotrapostou (164) - POLAND - APR 7, 2017
[BGM5] Głwnie kawa, trochę słodko, dość dużo paloności. Alkohol zbyt mocno wyczuwalny.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mygeekway (92) - Grodkw, POLAND - APR 6, 2017
Pite na BGM. Podane za zimne. Mimo zbyt niskiej temperatury serwowania jakaś tragedia. W zapachu i smaku alk i to coraz bardziej dominujący wraz z ogrzaniem. Zlew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popiela (823) - Pozna, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
Beer Geek Madness. Aromat palony, kawowy, czekoladowy. W smaku powtrka, ale wszystko niezbyt intensywne. Przeciętny RIS.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
Draught. Nice mix of chocolate and coffee, some roasted malts in the back. In taste chocolate, roastiness and booze. Full to medium body, quite oily and smooth, roasty and warming finish.


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