Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can. Voluminous, dense, off-white pillow! Actually lasts awhile - or the thickest lace I‚Äôve seen! Wonderful toffee notes wafting up from the pour. Attractive tawny orange body (Lovibond 18). Stunning initial swig - bold molasses flavoring with light hops bitterness in the finish. Not as sweet in subsequent swigs. Fairly balanced! Very interesting flavours. More complex than I had anticipated. Another win for Welly! Would have been perfect palate if not for the low carbonation level.
Edit: something about this beer - the taste buds become desensitized and lose the ability to enjoy the deep flavours after awhile. The first few swigs are great!!
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
April 23 2012. 473ml can pours a beautiful dark ruby red with thin off tan head. Head fades to ring and leaves no lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma is toasted earthy malt and sweet fruit like cherry. The cherry carries over in taste but struggles for balance with malts and hops. Falls short of producing anything strong or notable. Wet palate makes it easy to drink, lightness makes it easy to forget. Very slight hops aftertaste at least let's you know you drank a beer.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little bitter, with coffee and nuts hangin out having a good time. Not a great time, but chattering while watching the telly. Is it better than 94% of beers in its class? Nope. But itís fine, a solid effort. Not exactly an EPA but moreso than an English Brown, so I guess this is the right place for it.
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of wet barley and garbage. Has a black water body with small head. Flavour is garbage and coffee- or perhaps more like coffee thatís been found in garbage. Weak finish. This one is unbalanced and needs some work.
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml can. Ruby brown with a biege head that fades to a thin ring around the outside of the glass. Seems rather bland - caramel and cherry lend a sweetness, some hops and a bit of sweet malt. Below average carbonation, little thin, somewhat sweet, becomes dry, end with some pear and cherry along with grains. Not as good as I remember but I know my palate has changed.
rejtable (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh. Top to bottom pretty much just dark bread malty presence. Not getting much bitterness. Pretty bland on that front. Medium body in the mouth.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cíest What with JoeMcPhee. Pours a reddish brown with minimal white head. Soft mouthfeel with notes of coffee and nutty malt. Simple, dark, and good. I like that.
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
not that bad but fairly boring overall. taste only has the lightest sense of bitterness. mech better than their pale ale at least.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours dark caramel with a large, fluffy tan head. The head mostly remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of chocolate, coffee and toasted malts along with bread, nuts, earth, pine and herbs. The flavour starts out slightly sweet and soon acquires a moderate bitterness accompanied by notes of roasted malts and coffee. On the palate, it is medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is not a bad ale. It has a nice malt profile with toasted malts and roasted coffee. Would make a great session ale. 2011-10-08
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased directly from the Wellington Brewery in Guelph. pours dark brown with a light tint of red. Thin white head. taste of chocolate, caramel and delicious malt. Almost like a porter. Quite enjoyable.