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Imperial Russian Stout - Wellington County Brewery

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Imperial Russian StoutImperial Russian Stout

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very good

104 Reviews
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Reviews: 104
Hads: 171
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2001

Imperial Stout is patterned after the highly fortified Russian Stouts that were exported from the U.K. to Russia in the 1800s.
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Photo of ironduke
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One hell of a brew!. I first tried this beer about three months ago and it's been my favourite stout since then.Pours a nice black not allowing light to penetrate, and is topped off with a beautiful brown head which will turn to lace and and cling to the entire glass. Smell has traces of roasted coffee beans and chocolate.Taste is good with hints of coffee, chocolate and black liquorish. Feels like heaven when swallowed, great stuff!.

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Photo of Gusler
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The quintessential stout color “Ebony”, the head massive, frothy in texture, chocolate brown in color, and the remaining lace a creamy thin sheet to smother the glass, actually a Chimay Chalice as I like my stouts in a big mouth glass, to get the maximum exposure to its treasures. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate, malt and a real treat for the senses, sweet milk chocolate sweet at the start, the top chewy and creamy rich. Finish is pleasantly carbonated, masterfully hopped and the aftertaste lightly alcohol bitter, and quite dry, and one fine Imperial Stout.

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Photo of aracauna
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial Stout Blind Tasting (11-16-02): It has a decent head and a dark body. It's a good beer but it's a run-of-the-mill imperial stout. Mildly bitter, moderately dry. Nothing really makes it stand out from the rest.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Quite the beer: pours out black and thick, with little to no head, then whacks you over the head with crazy coffee and chocolate malt flavours, before finishing up with some hoppiness and a good alcohol burn. I like it! And the bomber really hit me exceptionally hard. An exceptionally good brew. Cheers for Ontario, and here's hoping their strong ale is just as good!

edit: After trying it a second time, I'm just posting a few revisions: hops really aren't very noticeable; head is easily attained through a hard pour; I found it went down a lot more easily second time around; I will ratify the strength though - seems almost too tasty not to knock it back.

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Imperial Russian Stout from Wellington County Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.