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Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2015 Released

Each spring, craft beer enthusiasts actually look forward to encountering the IRS—Stone Imperial Russian Stout,

Each spring, craft beer enthusiasts actually look forward to encountering the IRS—Stone Imperial Russian Stout,

Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2015 (10.6% ABV, 65 IBUs) is on the market.

The California brewery describes its annual release as:

“A rich, hearty beer that emphasizes the roasty, chocolaty essence of dark malts, it stands out from Stone Brewing Co.’s typically hoppy stock, with a smooth, velvety body that’s tasty when fresh, yet also perfectly suited for long periods of cellaring.”

But as usual, Stone didn’t stop there.

The brewery also released a version “infused with tea and spices.”

The 2015 Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout (10.6% ABV, 65 IBUs) is “inspired by the savory flavors and aromas of chai tea, a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, black pepper and black tea was blended with batches of Stone Imperial Russian Stout, post-fermentation. The aroma primarily showcases the spice and tea qualities, followed by mild clove and roasted barley characters. 2015 Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout carries rich cinnamon, ginger and cardamom characteristics, followed by flavors of sweet tea as well as coffee from the base beer. As it warms, cocoa and coffee notes will balance out the piquant tea-and-spice medley.”

Check out Stone’s beer finder at find.stonebrewing.com to track some down.

 

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