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Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2011

Stone Brewing (Escondido, CA) is releasing their Russian Imperial Stout in both Belgian & classic styles this year.  The non Belgian version arrives soon, with a little bit of an artwork change.

From the label:
Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thick, rich and well, sinful, you might feel certain that you are to be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about taking a sip.  It almost seems evil.  Rest assured, however, that our every faithful gargoyle has done his job well by successfully warding off all evil spirits.  In fact, we guarantee that no sin was committed in the production of this seemingly pernicious brew.  We will admit that we used copious does of decadence in creating the vicious beauty you have before you, but no actual sin…. You’ll have to add that on your own

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!

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Hops: Warrior
Taste Expectations: Molasses, roasted coffee, dark malts. Dark fruits, chocolate. Alcohol.

Availability: 22oz bottles, draft.  Late spring seasonal.

Arrival: May 2nd, 2011

10.8% ABV