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Courage Imperial Russian Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

676 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 136
Gots: 134 | FT: 7
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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Photo of babaracas
3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy reddish brown... dark brown in the glass. One of those fancy DFH glasses that turns any beer into a billowing hefe... oh wait, this one manages not even a full fingers of light brown foam. Settles quickly leaving a thin ring and spotty lacing. Zhukov stains the glass brown. I believe that's progress. Smell: toasted buttered brown bread, and raisin-esque dark fruit. Mild earthiness. Taste: french roast coffee, buttered toasted raisin bread, note of dark chocolate. imo, American versions of this style really long surpassed Brit revivals. This is ok, but I'd have been just as ok never trying it.

babaracas, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

olradetbalder, Tuesday at 01:42 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

acurtis, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

cyrushire, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Anonymous1, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

caverog, Jul 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Piddmeista, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

nathanjohnson, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

KG710, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

nosavingsaccount, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

jfstilling, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

tubeman, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Shnanign, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

VaporDome, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Houser, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

GreatBloomer, Mar 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

ColForbinBC, Mar 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

mkh895, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

10/30/13 Just a taste on tap. Every Imperial Stout I've tasted has some degree of coffee & this one does just that. What sets it apart is the type of coffee. Espresso is way up front here with a smokiness not far behind. The blurb says a hint of pear but I can't imagine the perfumy blush if pear managing any ID in this stuff.

In the end I find it lacks the obligatory sweetness to offset the bitter of the espresso. Even a true espresso is served with a twist of lemon to divert the taste buds.

Maybe things will improve with a true pint.

seedyone, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Texasfan549, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Mikeymcglynnigan, May 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Nobcefus, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

t0rin0, Mar 07, 2013
Courage Imperial Russian Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
95 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.