Courage Imperial Russian Stout | Wells & Young's Ltd

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923 Ratings
Courage Imperial Russian StoutCourage Imperial Russian Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 02-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
923
Reviews:
303
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
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182
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194
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4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

275ml bottle poured into tulip. 2012 vintage.

Pours a perfect black with a thin head of loose mocha bubbles that leaves a ring of distant raincloud lace as it recedes.

Smells of melted black chocolate, candied dark fruit, licorice root and fresh coffee grounds.

Tastes of dried cherries coated with black chocolate, dark bread dusted with brown sugar, campfire smoke and warming alcohol.

Feels big and silky. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. Finishes dry with baker's chocolate and dried fruit.

Verdict: Highly recommended. A nice big stout with lethal drinkability. I have a couple more of these, so I'll see how they handle some further aging.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I wish I had pecan pie to go with this.

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Photo of tgates
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of instinct2
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobprice
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of garymuchow
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Donated to my cause by my younger brother. Thanks buddy.
Classic looking with a darker head covering a black body with some highlights.
For a 2013 this still has some fresh, rich bite to it. Aroma is a little flat and not all that interesting, but the flavor is quite nice. However, this changes in time as it opens up to an enjoyable fruit rich pleasure.
Smooth all around (except for the before mentioned richness) with a nice blending of flavors of roast (a little coffee and hints of chocolate) and darker fruit. For this size the alcohol is well hidden, very well hidden, except for the impact. "Ping!"
Body is lighter than Am. typical. That also makes it more dangerous (bigger faster takes). However, a nice soft fullness from the carbonation presents very well.
This is nice and should be respected for what it represents. I enjoyed it and can see a time in which I will enjoy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tripledbrew
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polopaul20
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sharpski
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Syracuse12
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RPM3334
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goudie
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LuckyJohn
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Courage Imperial Russian Stout from Wells & Young's Ltd
4.22 out of 5 based on 923 ratings.
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