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

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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ILduce (209) - 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 (173) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1355) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (782) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Couleur noire avec un beau col brun. Nez de malt grillé intense et de café. En bouche c’est très délicat, un peu trop pour une stout impérial russe, arôme intense de malt grillée en finale du café qui laisse une moyenne amertume. Une bonne bière mais pas plus!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
After work pour at the Old Nick is tall, dark & handsome with a thin cap. The imperial stout washes my worries away. Not as tough as some others of the style but fine by me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (254) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Merci à Boutip pour la canette! Je ne suis pas un grand amateur de stout en général mais je dois avouer que j’aime bien celle-ci. Elle marie de façon efficage sucré, notes plus sombres (café/chocolat) et amertume. Je vais finir la canette avec plaisir!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Can, shared with TylerDurden. Heart dark brown pour with a thick brown head. Aroma and flavour of blackened malt and chocolate, bitter finish with notes of coffee and ash. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (217) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours opaque black. Only a tiny hint of brown at the edge of the dark brown head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour is grainy bitter, some coffee. Body is just barely medium. Finish is alcohol and grain bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
473ml can pours black in color with a finger and a half of light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee with some roasted grains. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with some dark fruits as well and a light roasted grain and coffee bitterness. Full bodied with light carbonation. Quite a nice stout at a very reasonable price. Well done, Wellington!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (536) - - AUG 9, 2013
473ml bottle. Black with thin beige head. Burnt coffee, toffee, cocoa, oak, dried plums. Some sweetness in the malt accented by dry, coffee-like bitterness. Full-bodied and boozy.


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