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Courage Imperial Russian Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd

Courage Imperial Russian StoutCourage Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

552 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%


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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Reviews by chinchill:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Small bottle served in a small nonic.

Appearance: Pours hazy and dark brown with dark tan head. Meager lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits and booze, in that order.

Taste: Well-roasted malts impart hints of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Mildly bitter. Slightly tart; a bit more than I'd prefer up front but better balance by the finish. A hint of smoke in the roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Full body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth. Some harshness from the 10% ABV.

O: more rustic than expected, and with the high ABV more apparent. Good but not world-class.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 16:02:31 | More by chinchill
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A marvelous tribute to the granddaddy of all Imperial Russian Stouts.

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Courage Imperial Russian Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
94 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.