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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: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, dark, coffee-flavoured beer of exceptional depth and complexity; a gold medal winner.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (324) - - 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 (22) - 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 (362) - 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 (188) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (950) - - MAR 8, 2015
Can at Vinifero. Rich body, roasted malt, dark chocolate, touch of nuts, bitter coffee finish. Solid imperial stout, maybe a tad too heavy if anything.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (340) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Nez de chocolat noir, malt grillé et café. En bouche, forte présence de sucre venant du chocolat et de grains de café expresso. Bonne rondeur et un petit goût minéral se dégage. De l’anis se fait sentir en finale accompagné du houblon. Aucune trace d’alcool. L’amertume est goûteuse, houblonnée et amère, presque sèche.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (377) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
473ml can Into pint glass. Toronto airport. Pours dark dark. Tan head, which is fairly bubbly. Aroma is chocolate, dark malts, alcohol, coffee. Taste is subtly bitter and sweet. Medium body, rich frothy texture, medium finish. Decent enough beer. Fairly good flavor and texture.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yamato (31) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2015
Complete black. Brown head, quickly disappears. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Chocolate is stronger. Roasted. Sweet malt. Mollasses. chocolate. Full body and complex. Low carbonation. Pretty good overall. It’s not overwhelming, but 8%! Careful. Head is completely gone now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (158) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
473 ml can for the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours an imperial jet black with two fingers of dense tan head with great retention. Leaves tons of thick lacing.

Aroma: Alcohol, roasted malts, hint of licorice.

Flavours: Chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, toasted nuts, molasses, dates.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy.

Overall: Wonderful stuff! Thick and creamy and it kind of feels like chocolate milk at 8.0% abv. The chocolate and coffee flavours are great and I think this one is a real bargin for the price.


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