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2012 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Releases Today

The 2012 Vintage Of Stone Imperial Russian Stout arrives today.

It’s mid-April. The last thing you probably want to hear about is anything IRS-related, unless of course it’s the 2012 vintage of Stone Imperial Russian Stout, which is rolling out to shelves and tap lists starting on Monday, April 16. 

The dark, wonderfully rich Stone Imperial Russian Stout–now in its twelfth 
release–is one of the world’s highest rated beers, garnering a perfect score of 100 on and an extraordinary 97 on 

“This year’s version is full-bodied… very rich and smooth,” says Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “The taste is all about malt, with coffee and dark roasted malt flavors in the forefront, a subtle yeastiness mid-palate, and hops present on the back end.”

“It’s absolutely ready to drink now,” Steele continues, “but like all of our Stone Imperial Russian Stout releases, it will continue to age and mature for many years.

Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Hops: Warrior
Malts: Pale Malt, Roasted Barley, Amber Malt, and Black Malt
Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA

Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft

10.5% ABV, 65 IBUs