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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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

9.3oz nip that I'm pouring into a snifter glass.

2011 vintage (they brought this one back to life).

Boasting two-fingered tan head on this baby. Hardly any light getting through this one, although it looked dark brown on the pour. The oils are almost sticky enough to keep a lace.

Aged oily hop aromas fuddle with deep complexities from the dark roast. Tree bark, dark chocolate, maybe even a little peach. Any coffee implications are muddled and masked by strange fruits. There's some cherry notes and a hint of evergreen.

A nice charcoal smoky roastiness with a deep, poignant chocolatey character. Some sweetness coming from the grains, and some lovely fruitiness coming from... the yeast strain? The alcohol is riding even saddle with me here, too, but I pay him little mind. Molasses, creme brulee, sea salt/salty caramel, and a slight capsaicin-like burn on the bitter finish.

Hefty, but manageable. Lively bubbles on the tongue. A tad thin of appropriate.

Hey there! Took me by surprise! Seriously! This is one amazing RIS! Great heat, delicate complexities, unfettered brand.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 06:26:34 | More by thecheapies
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Courage Imperial Russian Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
94 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.