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Wellington Imperial Russian Stout

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

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, dark, coffee-flavoured beer of exceptional depth and complexity; a gold medal winner.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (215) - - AUG 15, 2015
Can. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and cherry. Taste is slightly sweet. Palate is full with a long roasted aftertaste. Overall good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
Can @ Bier Markt Ottawa. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy but stable tan head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with touches of roast and coffee. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and chocolate, with estery and roasty notes and touches of coffee. Bitter, roasty aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Warming alcohol presence. Well-balanced and nice. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (497) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
This is my 2nd time with beer: big head(brown), black beer. smells of cherry, roast some bitterness. Taste bitter, cherry, roasted, a little boozy. Medium bodied little thick little thin. cheers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
Canette de 473 ml acheté chez LCBO (Rockland, ONT) au coût de 2,85$. Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de chocolat et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille arrière goût. (Rating #6357)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (618) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
473 mL can. Thick dark, almost black pour. Thin tan head, leaves a good cap. Sweet and very rich, lots of chocolate, with a bit of surprising spice. Good full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (369) - - APR 19, 2015
Opaque black with a very thin mocha head that rapidly disappears entirely. Some dark chocolate and black coffee on the nose. Definitely some roasted malts. Mouthfeel is relatively thin for a stout. Some metallic undertones, are hurting the tastes, which are dark chocolate, liquorice and dark fruits. This one was close to being a better beer, but compared to some of the stouts I’ve had in the past year it is middle of the road at best. Mildly surprised to read it won a Gold medal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EatMore73 (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a spare light-brown head. Roasty aroma of caramel malt, mild chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Flavour follows the aroma but with more alcohol bite along with some spices and a surprising amount of hops. Body’s a little thin and the flavour is a little mild.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scriptonic (1) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Not as heavy as I thought it would be. Very dark, slightly sweet. A little bit of bitterness. Lots of toffee notes and coffee as well

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (546) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
473ml can from Guelph LCBO, thanks Peter. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, roasted malt. App pitch black, small brown frothy head. Taste and palate: full body, smooth, medium sweetness, slightly dry and light long bitter finish. Overall: rich but highly drinkable. A great replacement for dessert.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (492) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Cette RIS au nez sec et torréfié dégage de profondes arômes d’amertume. Le malt bien rôti nous annonce un café brûlé Le liquide noir opaque est quant à lui bien invitant. En bouche, le liquide est plutôt mince. Tel qu’anticipé, la bière est sèche et sans arrière goût. La poudre de cacao, l’amertume et le caoutchouc sont à l’avant-plan. Il manque ici de rondeur et de profondeur ce qui n’est pas un mal pour une RIS d’été!


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