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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: 137
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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Photo of eduardolinhalis
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

eduardolinhalis, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of R0dney
5/5  rDev +17.9%

R0dney, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of ericstout
4.75/5  rDev +12%

ericstout, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of KG710
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

KG710, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

shagens, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of drew74
5/5  rDev +17.9%

drew74, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

MacQ32, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Gasc0igne
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Gasc0igne, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of wurdmann
4.75/5  rDev +12%

wurdmann, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of travolta
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%

Appearance: Black with ruby on the edges. Spotted lacing. Quickly dissipating head that was rocky and chunky.

Nose: vinegar, resin, pepper, pear, nougat, slight bread.

Taste: Perfect mouthfeel. smooth and syrupy, velvety and delicate. Hides it's ABV extremely well. Raisins with some alcohol hotness in the middle and at the end.

Notes: 2012 vintage. An excellent example of an imperial Russian stout.

travolta, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Domvan
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Domvan, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BeerBeast, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Ilafan, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Ncpogs, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

KAF, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.66/5  rDev -13.7%

2012 vintage. Bottle # 022761 bought at Max's in Baltimore. From notes.

A - Black pour with one finger of beige head that faded fast. Good carbonation and spotty lace with some filmy retention.

S - Chocolate, a bit sour, roast, dark fruit.

T - Super chocolatey, a bit sour again, roasty, coffee, dark fruit.

M - Very smooth and silky feel, dry finish and good carbonation.

O/D - Decent stuff but by no means does this live up to the hype. The sour note is a bit off, but you can see the potential for a very good stout hidden in there somewhere. Dark fruit flavours played well with the rest, but this just didn't do what most say it does.

tbeckett, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

hAle2theWort, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

harripat, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Andy_Luft, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

alostplot, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

FalconOne, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Courage Imperial Russian Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
94 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.