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Courage Imperial Russian Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

639 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 138
Gots: 125 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 02-11-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

rab53, Sunday at 02:22 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Bunuelian, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

JimmyAloysius, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

This is vintage 2013 and its good until 12-09-26. The nose is chocolate, dark dried fruit with a touch of fruit cake. It pours deep chestnut under a finely bubbled tan head. The palate begins with rich chocolate backed by light coffee that blossoms into dark dried fruit and then fruit cake and hints of molasses. It dries on the finish with a slight astringency and a suggestion of chalk. The carbonation is very fine and soft - almost nitro quality. The body is chewy and the beer is slightly warming. Everything is very well balanced. An outstanding beer.

pat61, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Kinger86, Sep 07, 2014
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Tinkvasi, Aug 31, 2014
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4.07/5  rDev -4%

Brewed in 2011.

Pours opaque black. The one inch tan head fades to a thick cap on top and leaves shimmering curtains of lace.

The smell is of dark chocolate, black coffee, faint black licorice and a hint of vanilla.

The taste is of black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and dark stone fruit.

The texture is full bodied with low carbonation.

Brewed using a traditional recipe, this is a classic Russian imperial stout and probably the blueprint from which most modern imperial stouts were derived.

Furlinator, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Misterhaas, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

mbuell, Aug 29, 2014
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GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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paulytasker, Aug 23, 2014
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CoryR, Aug 23, 2014
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Big_Dave, Aug 22, 2014
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spointon, Aug 20, 2014
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Grinky, Aug 16, 2014
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Courage Imperial Russian Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
94 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.