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Imperial Russian Stout | Wellington County Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
197 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery
Ontario, Canada
wellingtonbrewery.ca

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout is patterned after the highly fortified Russian Stouts that were exported from the U.K. to Russia in the 1800s.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,892
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
197
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
23
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of eberesford
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours almost black with a caramel coloured head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, and toast. Adds coffee to the palate.

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Photo of Rukeli76
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Colborne
4.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible taste of chocolate, unharmed by the high alcohol content. Just amazingly smooth. The price is modest for this exceptional stout made in Guelph, Ontario.

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Photo of kier
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of halivera
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Brody1714
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Juiposa
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Max8787
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Favorite Ontarian stout. Well balanced, couldn't be darker, strong chocolate aroma. Great for strong beer fan, maybe not the best pick if you start to drink stout.

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Photo of Corson
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darnzy
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Electros
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BadgerBob
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Wellingtons Imperial Russian Stout" 473can, 8%abv

Pours a dark, black brew, with a creamy reddish head. Recedes after 5-6 mins, no lacing. A strong aroma. The taste is a big strong flavour of coffee, chocolate with medium-high bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium carb.

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Photo of al_al1357
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Out of a can, this beer serves an opaque black with a lit a ring of carbonation throughout. Rich and complex on the nose with a prune and date-like sweetness - chocolate and coffee notes are also present. Loads of flavor in this beer. Taste is influenced by the smell - dark/dried fruits, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and molasses. The taste of alcohol is also present but not overwhelmingly so. Overall, a well-balanced beer with a robust body.

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Photo of mark_mla
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great cool weather beer. Bit higher alcohol but delicious

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Photo of Evnest
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fortyfield
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shpud
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris_r2112
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: As black as can be. Pours a one finger, brownish head that dissipated relatively quickly.

Smell: very nice smell. Some dark chocolate, some coffee, has a sweetness that comes from a raisin/date like fruit. Darker fruits shine in the aroma of this brew.

taste: Extremely interesting. The can boasts that it is one of the boldest beers brewed in Ontario, and I would say that it could certainly be in the conversation. Strong chocolate flavours on the fore front, quickly followed by a small hint of coffee. This beer gets more interesting on the back end, with robust notes of caramel, vanilla, and dates. Exceptionally well balanced and flavourful.

feel: Medium-thick feel with light-medium carbonation. Imperial Russian stout is extremely sticky in the mouth, to the point where it is almost unappealing. However, the mouth feel still seems to work with the taste, so the stickiness that I detected is not that big of a deal.

Overall: A little rough around the edges in some areas, but overall very well balanced and very tasty. I have to say that It is my favourite offering from Wellington Brewery. Overall, I would recommend this to all stout lovers.

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Photo of 4ster
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Imperial Russian Stout from Wellington County Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 197 ratings