Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian 2019

Bright Brewery

Published July 8, 2019

Bright Brewery's Stubborn Russian series of imperial stouts has been appearing each winter since 2011 and each iteration often brings a different ABV and a new mix of adjuncts. This year the bottle’s taken on a new look too; gone are the hammer and sickle seen in previous years and in their place is another image that loomed over the Cold War: the space race.

This year's release is the first to come out under the watch of Bright's new head brewer Reid Stratton and, at 12 percent ABV, it sits just a fraction below last year's and has done away with the cocoa addition from Bright Chocolate too. That’s not to say there's no chocolate flavour - there's a lot, which comes served with coffee, dried dark fruits and some spice, all bringing to mind chocolate cake served with maraschino cherries. There’s a hint of vanilla in there too but that’s soon swept away by a roasted, bitter finish.

Will Ziebell

Russian Imperial Stout
Bright Brewery

121 Great Alpine Road
VIC 3741

(03) 5755 1301
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Sundays: Live music in the beer garden

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Daily: 11am to evening


Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm
$20 for full tour and tasting of six beers
$10 for just the tour