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RATINGS: 3099   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
"There’s no question that Stone Imperial Stout is revered among enthusiasts," states Stone CEO Greg Koch. "I know, because I’m 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!" That’s 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Black with brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and flavor. A great beer.

Trolleo (1602) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 17, 2017
Black color with small sized white head. Aroma of alcohol, some caramel and medium chocolate. Lots of chocolate in taste, some sour fruit in aftertaste. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice roasty chocolate finish. It is good, but expected much more.

AtronSeige (1595) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 16, 2017
Aroma: Medium chocolate, coffee, caramel. Light licorice, tobacco Appearance: Black, opaque body. Flavour: Medium licorice, bitterness. Dry finish with licorice, tobacco. Mouthfeel: Full body. Medium carbonation. Light warming. Overall: Rich and powerful. Very nice! 660 ml bottle, poured. Big Beer Tasting I 20C. Imperial Stout

Fules (1263) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2017
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, fekete-bordó szín. Enyhén konyakos, csokis, kakaós, aszalt gyümölcsös illat. Édeskés, csokis, kakaóporos, kissé kávés, aszalt gyümölcsös ízek, egymással szuper harmóniában, hosszú, kissé száraz, kávés lecsengéssel. Testes, közepesen szénsavas, erősen keserű. Nagyon finom sör, kiváló arányokkal és egyensúllyal.

TychoJames (1330) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Svartbrun vätska. Djup doft av rostad malt, mörk choklad och kaffe. Mustig smak. Mörk choklad och rostad malt. Fin balans i munkänslan. Lite sötma, lite strävhet, lite besks och förbaskat fyllig.

japppp (147) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Draft @Konttori. Dark brown color with thin light brown head. Aroma has sweet maltiness. Taste is very well balanced and warming. One of the best!

kustie (1215) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2017
[email protected] Opaque black color with brown creamy head. Aroma has dark malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, Taste is malty sweet with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of cocoa, dark malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, plums. Very nice smooth mouthfeeling.

Mr_Pink_152 (5102) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle from BrewDog Online. Deep black colour with a thin tan head. Rich bitter malty aroma and taste with a touch of tabacco. Not the depth of some big stouts, and a touch one dimensional.

mats1337 (102) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Aromat kawy, beczki i owoców.
W smaku team słodyczka z wyraźną, konkretną i krótką kontrą goryczkową. Kawowe, czekolada deserowa, świetnie ułożony.

MatiF96 (231) - POLAND - JUL 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Tap @ Dobry Zbeer
Czarne, gęste z niską brązową pianą. Aromat bogaty - kawa, czekolada, praliny, owoce. Całość ładnie się przeplata zmieniając się wraz z upływem czasu. W smaku słodycz od czekolady, zaraz po tym wychodzi kawa i lekka goryczka. Po przełknięciu rozgrzewa przypominając praliny z alkoholem. Bardzo dobry balans, słodycz przełamana kawową krótką goryczką. Sporo ciała, jest gęste. Wysycenie niskie. Świetny klasyczny imperialny stout

DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2017
With over 3,000 ratings, I’m not going to be able to say much new that you won’t find in another post. If you like Stout, then I’d suggest you would be exceptionally pleased with this one. If you are new to Stout or big beers, maybe cut your teeth on something simpler and work up to it. Otherwise most other stouts will be disappointing compared to this.

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