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

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (516) - 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 (2613) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RxForHealth (154) - - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (412) - 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 (32) - 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 (182) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 473 can from the LCBO. Black/brown body that pours in an oily fashion with a deep tan head that’s thin and dissipates quickly. Alcohol choclate and vanilla notes are present. Espresso as well. Oily texture, roasty overall.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjakk (482) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 16, 2014
From my friend Melissa. Black with brown foam. sweet mildly burned malt in the aroma with a hint of alcohol. Sweet, candy, with sweet burned aftertaste. Highly drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (433) - HONG KONG - DEC 22, 2014
Can from LCBO in Ottawa. Dark brown-black pour with minimal head. Aroma is toasty, mildly raisiny, chocolate and coffee. Taste isn't as big as I thought - quite drinkable though. Chocolate, some coffee, roasted malt. Bitterness is more burnt than hop, but both present. Not a bad imperial stout at all - more drinkable than most

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
473 mL can to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a mostly opaque dull black with foamy beige head. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, roast, and toast. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.


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