Courage Imperial Russian Stout - Wells & Young's Ltd
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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.
07-25-2014 03:41:10 | More by travolta
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.
07-03-2014 01:19:36 | More by tbeckett
Courage Imperial Russian Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
94 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.