About the Russian Imperial Stout

The Russian Imperial Stout style is inspired by the brewers of the 19th century who crafted this King of Stout to impress the Russian Czar. The stout is strong in alcohol with a hefty malt backbone that exhibits a lot of character. The malt is roasted and even burnt with chocolate. Palate sometimes suggests dark fruit. Its hop bitterness can vary widely from none to balanced and even highly aggressive. Its feel is often dry with low to moderate carbonation.

Totalitarian is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed by Stone Brewing that has a decadent and complex palate of roast, chocolate, fruits, and graham cracker.

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Expedition Stout is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed by Bell’s Brewery, Inc. that wonderfully balances roast and sweet flavors with just the right feel and warmth.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, a Russian-style Imperial Stout by North Coast Brewing Co. is complex and decadent with abundant sweetness countered by a boozy earthiness.

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