Review - Stone Brewing Company's Imperial Russian Stout
Brewed in the authentic historical style of an Imperial Russian Stout, this beer is massive. Intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate, this brew goes where few can --- and fewer dare even try. Try style originated from Czarist Russia's demand for ever thicker English stouts. Expect our version of this mysterious brew to pour like Siberian crude and taste even heavier! -- Stone Brewing Company
The Imperial Russian Stout settles into a dark brown color with a light brown fizzy head. The rather small head left a fair amount of lacing on the glass. The nose was pleased with the moderately malty presence with hints of alcohol. A medicinal aroma was also noted. The moderately sweet initial flavor moved into a sweet finish for an average duration. It was medium to thick in body with soft carbonation. It tasted very sweet, but with a slight syupry feel. A stgong alcohol presence was noted.
Comments during the review: "I like the aroma"- Sean. "Really, Really Good" - Jen. "This is the best review of the evening."
Reviewed on March 3rd, 2007.