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Wellington Imperial Russian Stout

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

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A rich, dark, coffee-flavoured beer of exceptional depth and complexity; a gold medal winner.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RxForHealth (155) - - SEP 1, 2014
473 mL can from the LCBO. Pours a dark black with no head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aromas. Heavily carbonated. Bitter roast on the tongue, like espresso. Long finish. An interesting stout but not one I'd order again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (349) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Deep black pour with a small tight tan head that fades quickly to a sheet. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and faint vanilla and chocolate. Lightly sweet toffee start followed by bitter coffee and roasted nuts with a little smokiness and a warming bitter finish. Medium slick palate with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
A little disappointed with this one. Dark with little head. Aroma of roasted malts. Semisweet but a touch watery. Perhaps the airport place I got it doesn’t know how to keep the beers properly. I’d like to try it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
473ml can. Pours black with a half finger, mocha head. Aroma has large notes of dark fruits mixed with milder roasted malts, and faint coffee. Taste is a balanced bitter with notes of dark fruits, roasty malts, and a mild, espresso bitter finish. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly creamy texture with a dry mouth feel. Overall pretty nice. More dark fruit flavours than most other stouts I’ve had. Interesting but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8415) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
Can thanks to Chad. Pours very dark brown/almost black with brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roasted sweet barley. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3939) - Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2014
473ml can in a tulip. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, some dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same. Smoother, thicker texture. A solid beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ILduce (205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Can LCBO: almost black pour with small brown head. Soft aromas of toasted coffee beans, sweet malts, and nuts. Bold flavours of coffee and dark chocolate covered nuts. Smooth for the style but balanced by a pleasant bitterness. Simply delectable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (109) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
473ml can. Great value. Very satisfying imperial stout for under $3 from the LCBO. A solid representation of the style. Nothing exceptional, but solid all round.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppybeerlover (42) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
an intense tonic taste, geritol influence. Very nice beer for drinking and having in the house. Great aroma and beautiful taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1267) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Arômes chocolatés et d’espresso, un peu de pain et de boisé. Épaisse, mousse couleur crème, très aromatique. Assez ronde en bouche, mais les notes de grains torréfiés sont un brin timides, en retrait, le tout est assez retenu mais le mélange, pour toute sa gêne, demeure agréable et dans les tons pour le genre. Il s’agit simplement d’une version assez générique pour ce style.


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