overall
99
85
style
Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Imperial Stout
Bedford, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013

Bottle 275ml. @ home.

Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, burnt, alcohol, light prune. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130226]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
27.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Bitter, roasted dark chocolate malty and caramelish. Bitter and dense roasted malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, chocolate, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted and alcholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (27375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle at home. Black coloured with a medium suzed beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of soy sauce and hops. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits and licorice with notes of soy sauce. Roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25619) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle 27,5 cl. Courtesy of maneliquour. Pours a clear dark brown with an orange hue and a small beige head. Phenollic aroma with subtle roast. Medium body only, dark, dry roast and a bitter finish. Very British meaning I need some bette hops and a more distinct malt profile. 030612

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24645) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Pitch black, small head. Aroma of pear brandy and licorice. Sweetish with full body and grainy moithfeel. Notes of raisins, lots of licoric and salmiak. Almost sake-like aniseed finish. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Draft. Dark maroon brown color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit. Tast is cocoa, anise, coffee, figs. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2016 Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft roast dark malts... Little fizzy... Light meaty malts... Little salty... Dark malts... Rich roast... Nice... Heavy malts... Bottle at chrisOs.... 2013 vintage... Dark black... Small tan head... Soft meaty malts . Soft soya... Soft meaty chocolate malts... Roast . Big dry.. Meaty malts... 3.9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Draft at GBBF 2013 - London. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Lovely stuff, lots of creamy chocolate, moderate alcohol, well roasted malts. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish but not cloying with more chocolate character and roasty malts. Rich and tasty.


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