Wellington Russian Imperial Stout

If you’ve never tried an imperial stout, you’ll notice a fewl things that are different from a Guinness.

The first is the pour. This beer pours an absolutely opaque black colour with a thick brown head. The head is not beige, it is brown. the aroma is chocolatey and has notes of roasted coffee. The flavour has hints of black currant juice and dark chocolate. What does turn me off about this beer is the finish. It has a nice, but bitter hoppiness, followed by an alcohol taste. This is another big difference with Russian imperial stouts. They tend to be very strong in alcohol content (Wellington’s is 8% abv). The finish is the only turn-off with this beer.

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