In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Stone Brewing Company Imperial Russian Stout

“Sweet malt character with some caramel notes and chocolate. This beer has some earthy vegetal flavors and sweet fruit and peppery notes as well. The warmth in the finish helps to cut through the sweetness. Flavorful expression of roast: coffee, toast, and bittersweet chocolate. Strong alcohol hit warms the mid-palate and then dries out the finish a little. Finishes with some oxidation.”