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Courage Imperial Russian Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

657 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 137
Gots: 128 | FT: 6
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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4.07/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

275ml bottle served in a mug like glass.

A: Pours a dark brown color forming a big and solid dark beige head. Excellent retention and tons of thick, creamy and lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet. Chocolate cake. Strong notes of roasted malts. Licorice, Oreo and espresso. Dark dry fruits. Light notes of dyacetil. Very earthy and a bit booze in the end

T: Slightly sweet. Strong notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, dark dry fruits. Brown bread and earthy yeasts. Intense bitterness, a mix of roasted malts and herby hops

M: Creamy, heavy full body. Medium to low carbonation. Dry, bitter and roasted aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Perfect Russian Imperial Stout

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Courage Imperial Russian Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
94 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.