Stone Chai- Spiced Imperial Russian Stout

Stone Chai- Spiced Imperial Russian Stout

Rated 3.334 by BeerPals

Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

10.6% Alcohol by Volume

65 International Bittering Units

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This one-time-only beer, a fascinating addition to our “Odd Beers for Odd Years” series, incorporates cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, a dash of black pepper and a dose of black tea to emulate the aroma and taste of authentic chai tea. Combine these strikingly piquant ingredients with the classic version of Stone Imperial Russian Stout―with its incumbent flavors of chocolate, black currants, coffee and roastiness―and an already profoundly rewarding beer ascends to new, flavorful dimensions.

ID: 59945 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 6 years ago

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Overall Rank8058
Overall Percentile83
Style Rank966 of 1779
Style Percentile45.7
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.667
Weighted Score3.334
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CHOPZ 5612 reviews
    rated 3.9 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Black colour with a big mocha head, good retention and creamy lacing. Spiced aromas of chai tea over roasted malts. The taste is much of the same with some hops in the finish, creating some nice dryness. The spices linger, but not overly rich, so very well-balanced overall. A very nice twist on their already great Imperial Russian Stout.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.9 6 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Ill preface this review with...my girlfriend picked this out. Pours thick and yummy. Super dark and foamy. Smells grainy with a hint of chai. Thick mouthfeel. Great taste until.... Wtf. Way too much chai guys. It's overwhelms everything else. Tastes like someone took a great stout, poured out half and replaced it with chai. Take my word for it and try the plain Russian stout.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Aromas of cinammon, vanilla, chai tea, and gingerbread, smells more like a winter type beer than a RIS.Standard black body with a thin mid tan cap that faded quickly under the 10.6% ABV. Flavor is just like the aroma, very heavy on the baking spices, the stout qualities are mute, with only some licorice coming in on the finish. Overall I love Stones RIS, and i love chai tea, but together.. eh..

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