Stone Imperial Russian Stout 22oz
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. The 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 Imperial Russian Stout
Beer pours black with a deep tan head of foam.
Cocoa and coffee flavors dominate, along with some fruity fermentation esters and some yeasty breadiness.
Again, the beer is mostly about roasted malts. Bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavors are the major players, along with fruitiness, hints of anise, and yeastiness, followed by a smooth, balanced, not sweet finish.
This beer is very full bodied, and very smooth!
We don't change this recipe much from the original version that Steve designed in 2000. It's a fantastic recipe, and we love brewing it every year!
First Release Date:
ALC/VOL 10.5%, 65 IBUs