Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Imperial Stout
Bedford, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
As Originally brewed in 1795 for Catherine the Great of Russia. Enjoy now or allow to mature in the cellar.
Brewed to perfection only once a year, Courage Imperial Russian Stout enjoys a rich, espresso body with pear overtones and an intriguing fresh smokey, fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (261) - BRAZIL - JAN 14, 2015
Cor negra com espuma marrom amarelada (capuccino) de altas formação e permanência com excelente lacing; Aroma de chocolate ao leite, licor de café e um surpreendente frutado de pêra; Sabor de início de café e chocolate com final amadeirado e alcoólico e leve dulçor frutado; retrogosto persistente alcoólico e amadeirado que aquece a boca; Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Welley_Alves (228) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2015
Courage Russian Imperial Stout. Imperial Stout inglesa que, segundo a cervejaria, replica a receita original desse estilo, feita para a czarina russa Catarina, a Grande, no século XVIII. Fiel ao estilo, com perfil mais seco do que as RIS americanas. Frutado tipicamente inglês, lembrando frutas escuras, cassis, uva-passa. Notas de chocolate e café amargo, com final seco e álcool bem inserido nos seus 10% de ABV. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Strong malty aroma, with hints of chocolate and fruit. Smooth smokey fruity taste, with a nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (991) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 22, 2014
Opaque black with a creamy beige/ creme head. Aroma is molasses with some burnt caramel and mineral yeastiness. Flavor is burnt coffee, molasses, some prunes and dark chocolate aftertastem, really nice. Medium palate, really drinkable and complex. Not as good as the classic, but very solid nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 I’ve been avoiding this beer for a couple of yours now. Not because I didn’t want to try it but I feared it would not live up to how it last tasted back 1994. But I just couldn’t contain myself. And it started well. The nose has that dank damp concrete quality typical of this beer when fresh and brewed at John Smith’s in Yorkshire. On the palate its a bit Sweeter and richer than it once was which os no bad thing and it coats the inside of your mouth with a light austere bitterness. Still as potent as ever too. Has lost some its complexity, dimension and individuality since last brewed in 1992 but it could have been far worse. Still, because this beer is built for long term aging, like a big tannic fine wine, it won’t really won’t show its hand for some time. But this is where it is at the moment. I expect big things down the line.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle - opaque black with a fizzy dark brown head which lasts a good while. Aroma is loads of chocolate, light roasted malt and notes of vanilla. Taste is sweet malts, roasted and vanilla with loads of chocolate again. Light bitterness on the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation, incredibly well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
[5946-20131019] Cask. Sour roasted malt grain aroma. Black body with a quick bubbly tan head. Boozy roasted grains and woody malt flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(Cask Days 2013 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
275 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is sugar, fruits, pear, smoke. Flavor is chocolate, burnt caramel, pear. Finish is boozey, overripe fruits, smokey. Lingering fruit, smoke and tobacco. Medium to full body. Unctuous and oily mouthfeel, with a weak carbonation. An out-of-the-ordinary Imperial Stout, due to its high fruitiness. Interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (732) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Espresso coffee and roasted nuts aroma. Dark black in colour with a dark yellow head. Extremely rich espresso, nuts and smokey flavour. Full bodied with some bitterness in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stuj01 (24) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Short in taste. No fram. Looks exklusive in bottle. Looks nice. But nothing special at all....

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