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Imperial Russian Stout - Wellington County Brewery

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88
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout is patterned after the highly fortified Russian Stouts that were exported from the U.K. to Russia in the 1800s.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2001)
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Photo of drinkininthewood
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

473ml can purchased at the LCBO ( $3.15 ). Huge fan of Wellington brewery, i attribute them as being one of the breweries that got me into craft beer years back but have yet to try this brew.

A- Oily black pour, color is dark as night with a tan head of thick foam.

S- roasty with a aromas of breakfast blend coffee and a touch of caramel and brown sugar.

T- Much of the same with some coffee flavors, touch of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, molasses, dark fruit sweetness ( raisins, plums etc. ), hint of toffee, bitterness in the end is decent and balances the beer nicely.

M- very slick almost light but not in a watery way. Smooth in almost a milky kind of way. Finish is slightly bitter but not dry at all. ( some stouts obviously are quite dry in the end depending on the style )

D- A nice warming beer perfect for the freezing cold Canadian winter. very drinkable.

Overall i really enjoyed this brew. Not the best example but a very solid offering. i will be drinking alot of this if its readily available this winter which appears to be the case this year. Fair price too. Thanks Welly!

Photo of Alfr_d
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mick303
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From can into a tulip glass, poured black with a good head of creamy tan foam showing good retention and lacing.
S- black coffee and roasty chocolate malts, earthy bitter notes, dark chocolate, some vanilla also. Some licorice character and full spice character, rossty with a smattering of cinnamon. Quite aromatic.
T- has a chocolatey roasty start with a good hit of bitterness earthy notes, shows more coffee and residual lactic creaminess on the middle, some chocolatey sweetness. A fairly mellow imperial stout in that there is a good balance of milk chocolate, roasty malt notes and some mild earthy bitterness, nothing really sticks out apart from the above average holiday spices. It's quite a drinkable Imperial stout.
M - full bodied with a creamy feel, moderate carbonation, and quite a creamy dextrinous feel. Very drinkable, with a satisfying balanced body.
Nothing very especial about this stout,the aroma is quite nice and interesting, but the flavour. Profile is subtle and balanced, nothing too offensive about it and it's a decent sipper, but the hint of metallic character and general mediocre aspect make it some.thing I wouldn't get regularly. Good stout and it gets the job done decently.

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Nose of black chocolate, roasted malt and coffee.
In mouth, strong presence of sugar (chocolate) and expresso beans. Great roundness, mineral taste. Anise appears in final with hops. Not boozy at all.
Bitterness is tastefull, hoppy and bitter, almost dry, short.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of neenerzig
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%

Picked up a single 473 ml can of this from a beverage store in Niagra On The Lake, Canada when my wife and I went there on a vacation about 4 months ago. This beer say in my cellar and then in my fridge for awhile before I cracked it open. Poured out the 473 ml can into my snifter, this beer pours a dark brown, almost black color with a tan/light head about 1/2 inch thick when first poured. Eventually it settles to a medium ring lining the inside of the glass. No film layer of foam on the beer's surface or much lacing here though. Aromas of some roasted malts along with coffee and hints of chocolate. Not much else smell wise here. The taste is pretty much the same, with some toasted caramel malt sweetness that gives way to some chocolate and coffee bitterness that is rounded out with a touch of hops. Has a good mix of flavors, especially as the beer warms up a bit and things balance out. Has a mildly crisp, somewhat prickly, very smooth, slightly oily, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink in the way good beer ought to be. Worth a try.

Eric

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Imperial Russian Stout from Wellington County Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.