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Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thick, rich and well, sinful, you might worry that you'll be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. Rest assured, however, that even though this seemingly pernicious brew is indeed as black as sin, we guarantee that no actual sin was committed in making it... you'll have to add that on your own. This massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of anise, black currants, coffee, and roastiness, and its heavy palate is nothing to be trifled with!

Stone Imperial Russian Stout

Find Stone Stone Imperial Russian Stout in your area

You can find this current release in

AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WA

Find Stone Imperial Russian Stout at your local Bottle Shop, Market, Bar or Restaurant

Tasting Notes


Beer pours black with a deep tan head.


Cocoa and coffee flavors dominate, along with some fruity fermentation esters, floral hops and yeasty breadiness.


Bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavors are the major players, along with fruitiness, hints of anise and yeast, followed by a smooth, balanced, slightly astringent, bitter finish.


Full-bodied and smooth with a hint of alcohol heat.


We didn't change this recipe much from the original version that Steve Wagner designed in 2000. It's a fantastic recipe and we enjoy brewing it every year.

Food Pairings


Caramel-dipped bacon, pecans and/or walnuts, blue cheese-stuffed dates, oysters on the half shell, foie gras


Short rib stew, beef stew, creamy mushroom soup, Hungarian goulash


Beefsteaks with rich cream-based sauces, goose or duck with cherry sauce, coffee-rubbed lamb chops, blue cheese-stuffed grilled portabellos, vegetarian vindaloo


Roquefort, Gorgonzola Dolce, Stilton, Shropshire Blue, aged Gouda


Chocolate lava cake, brownies, caramel cheesecake, tiramisu


Padron Anniversary Series, La Reloba Selección Sumatra Torpedo, Illusione CG:4 Maduro

Stone Imperial Russian Stout

Available in the following sizes

Size Volume 16oz Servings 12oz Servings
1/2 Barrel Keg 15.5 gallons 124 165.3
1/6 Barrel Keg 5.2 gallons 41.6 55.5
2 Litre Growler 67.6 ounces 4.2 5.6
1 Litre Growler 33.8 ounces 2.1 2.8
22oz Casebox Twelve 22oz Bottles 16.5 22
22oz Bottles 22 ounces 1.4 1.8
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