Year Round Releases
- Stone Pale Ale
- Stone Smoked Porter
- Stone IPA
- Stone Levitation Ale
- Stone Ruination IPA
- Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
- Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
- Stone Anniversary Ale
- Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
- Stone Imperial Russian Stout
- Stone Vertical Epic Ale
- Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone
Highway 78 Scotch Ale
- Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone
San Diego County Session Ale
- Dogfish / Victory / Stone
Saison Du BUFF
- 21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone
El Camino (UN)Real Black Ale
- Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone
Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter
- BrewDog / Cambridge / Stone
Juxtaposition Black Pilsner
- Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone
Special Holiday Ale
- AleSmith / Mikkeller / Stone
Belgian Style Triple Ale
Stone BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout
The beer pours black with a deep tan head of foam.
The aroma is a blend of anise, coffee, and cocoa, with black licorice and dried fruit flavors.
Up front taste impressions are classic Stout, with coffee and dark roasted malt flavors dominating. The anise comes through mid-palate, and blends nicely with the malt flavors. Towards the finish, the oak character from the aging on oak makes its appearance, and creates lingering subtle mellow vanilla and oak complements to the dark roasted malt.
The palate is full bodied and very smooth. The alcohol is minimally perceivable, it's not very hot.
Really nice flavor combination. There's a lot going on in this beer, yet it never loses the original character of a classic Stone Imperial Russian Stout. The Belgian yeast is largely subdued, there's very little in the way of clove, and just hints of banana, yet the yeast esters add to the overall palate of flavors here, and come out more as the beer warms in the glass. This is one that will age nicely for several years.
May 31st, 2011First Release Date:
July 2000Hop Variety:
ALC/VOL 10.5%, 56 IBUsAvailability:
22oz Bottles & DraftCheck Ratings: