Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2012 arrives

Press Release

(Escondido, CA) – It’s mid-April. The last thing you probably want to hear about is anything IRS-related, unless of course it’s the 2012 vintage of Stone Imperial Russian Stout, which is rolling out to shelves and tap lists starting on Monday, April 16.

The über-dark, wonderfully rich Stone Imperial Russian Stout—now in its twelfth
release—is one of the world’s highest rated beers, garnering a perfect score of 100 on RateBeer.com and an extraordinary 97 on BeerAdvocate.com.

“This year’s version is full-bodied… very rich and smooth,” says Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “The taste is all about malt, with coffee and dark roasted malt flavors in the forefront, a subtle yeastiness mid-palate, and hops present on the back end.”

“It’s absolutely ready to drink now,” Steele continues, “but like all of our Stone Imperial Russian Stout releases, it will continue to age and mature for many years.”

URL: http://www.stonebrew.com/irs
Blog Post: http://blog.stonebrew.com/?p=3135

Stats: 10.5% abv, 65 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22oz bottles & draft, beginning April 16th
Malt bill: Pale Malt, Roasted Barley, Amber Malt, and Black Malt
Hops bill: Warrior
Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA

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