Friday, 6 December 2013

Wellington Imperial Russian Stout

Wellington County Brewery's Imperial Russian Stout is a tar black ale topped with a healthy tan head. It hails from Guelph, Ontario and is sold in 473mL cans which declare the brew to be "Rich, dark and complex" and "... one of the boldest beers brewed in Ontario".  It contains a potent 8% alcohol.

The Imperial Russian Stout has a roasted dark cacao aroma with a whiff of leather. The flavour is a punchy blend of very dark chocolate, forceful bitterness, and unconstrained booziness. A formidable but nuanced flavour and a considerably hoppy finish make this stuff tick.

This is an excellent Ontarian take on the Imperial stout. If you like your stouts to be fierce and uncompromising, you'll dig this one.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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