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Wellington Imperial Russian Stout

Brewed by Wellington Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Guelph, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A rich, dark, coffee-flavoured beer of exceptional depth and complexity; a gold medal winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portwood (123) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
Smell: chocolate, dark roast coffee. Taste: thick mouth feel, sweet, creamy carbonation. Finish: bitter coffee, dark chocolate. (can 12/23/15)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3444) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2016
Can from Urban Srpawl. Oily black with a tan head. Aroma of malt and sugar. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, molasses. Creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bumpgrrl (1) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016 does not count
One of my all time favourite stouts.Rich, dark, coffee and an almost chocolate flavour. Crazily full-bodied with a long finish. One of my "chewy" standards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1442) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2016
16 oz can. Pours black with a tan head. Some dark fruit, molasses aroma with a touch of smoke. Cocoa flavor, roasty. Decent, though not that exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (573) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Enjoyed this one on tap at The Rhino Restaurant + Bar on Queen st. in Toronto. Arrived with a nice layer of brownish foamy head. Has a dark brown appearance. Dark roasted coffee grinds in the aroma. A bit of a watery mouthfeel. Weak lacing. For flavours, they are abundant: Chocolate, coffee, mocha, molasses, and hints of nutmeg and a dash of caramel. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (118) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Canette acheté à la LCBO. Arôme assez doux d’espresso sous une vue d’un noir dense avec une petite mousse couleur crème! En bouche, on y retrouve un joyeux mélange de chocolat, noisette et d’espresso. Une finale assez douce et onctueuse en bouche !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (401) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours jet black, with a dark tan head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, burnt malts, and licorice. Tasting notes include chocolate, espresso, chocolate, rich malts, and a bit boozy. Not overly complex, but a decent intro Impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Thanks to HogTownHarry. What can I say? Thanks Harry, it was great to meet up and share some beers this summer. Particularly liked sat in The Bottle Shop with you and Dave chatting baseball. Can. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate and roast malt aroma. Malty imperial stout. Some liquorice. Well it’s the best Canadian imperial stout I’ve ever had in a can. The chocolate finish is pleasant. I also don’t think I’ve had a beer in a 473ml can either, so another first. Quite smooth in the mouth. A bit too much liquorice for me. Still it’s quite an impressive impy stout for a can. Just a touch boozy. Cheers Harry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (391) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
Best IS in a can ever? The nose is a solid combination of coffee, vanilla and cream. A thick tan head on a near black body. Some really solid tastes in balance here. Slightly bitter coffee, chocolate, molasses, burnt maple sugar, tar, cream and some hops underneath. A really nice sipper and a great value at the price

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1527) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
Can from LCBO. Pours near black with a modest tan head. The nose is indeed complex: roasted malts, ash, dark fermented - almost smoked - fruits (apples even), liqorice, tar, caramel. Tastes roasty and sweet with notes of coffee and dark fruits (figs, prunes, plums), and faint liqorice. Carbonation thin and active, body not nearing heavy, but around medium. Somewhat syrupy in the mouth, finishing slightly ashy. Good stuff.

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