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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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A rich, dark, coffee-flavoured beer of exceptional depth and complexity; a gold medal winner.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1028) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Funnily enough this was my first rating on the site. And it's my first official re-rate. 15 imperials later, it needs a little tweeking. Although I can't imagine rating an Imperial stout below 3, at this point, this one in my opinion has dropped a few points. As far as Imperial Stouts go, this one isn't that strong at 8%. Nice ammount of coffee and chocolate with a good nutty and caramel/burnt sugar flavours. Pretty, light brown, slow fading head. Salty residuals. Black Beer. Very Enjoyable and tastey. Light and higher carbonation than the norm.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4993) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Pitch black coloured body-very oily with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, plums, roasted malt, molasses and even some port qualities. Heavy bodied; Sweet chocolate flavour up front which is transformed to a pleasantly bitter maltiness. Coffee and cherries line the palate and lead to a sweet-not bitter aftertaste. Seriously, I never imagined there to ever be an Imperial Stout that I could drink a lot of, but this is it! A potent 8%, but feels like a lot less! Overall, I was very pleased with this beer and definately reccomend it if you can find it! I owe a huge amount of thanks to DougShoemaker who gave me this 65 cL bottle at JoeyCapps' party back in September. Cheers Doug, thanks again! I sampled this bottle on 03-December-2003.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Nice Black pour with a thick tan head. Clean in flavor with rich malty aroma. Very roasty, like a Russian Imperial Stout. Well balanced bitterness. Very enjoyable.Thanks to Lubiere.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Nice Black pour with a thick tan head. Rich malty aroma with a big roast tone. Nice RIS roasty flavor with a balanced malt bitterness, just the way I make my own. Outstanding beer. thanks to Lubiere.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Dark chocolate color to it with a muddy head. Strange aroma that is more on the butterscotch malty side. Same deal with the flavor only more molasses and caramel and stuff like that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
The black body of this brew is topped by a medium thick, brown head with a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet, malty and full of caramel notes with a slight roastiness. The aroma reminds me more of a dopplebock than an imperial stout. The malt flavor is slightly sweet and roasty with notes of caramel. Full bodied and slightly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
dark colored with a dark halo'd head..malty & sugary, and sweet, and chocolate and even bitter at times..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Opaque thick oil pour with a medium creamy tan head. More of a vinous aroma than any coffee or chocolate. Bitter coffee taste throughout until the last 2 sips which were smooth, creamy, and had some chocolate notes, if only the whole beer was like the end.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
Tasted this from a bottle. Can't wait to try it on tap. Rich earthy flavour. Chocolate and bitter coffee undertones. After taste is almost identical to '85% cocoa' chocolate. Doesn't taste as strong as I thought it would be having an 8% alcohol content. Finishes dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Deep chocolate with dark walnut highlights. Settling light caramel foam. Salty aroma paired with sharp malts, vinous alcohol, milk chocolate, and ink. Vaguely toasty and plummish with traces of nuts, cedar, toffee, and phenols. Soft, milky, and medium-bodied. Tingly roasted malts and a black cherry twang are pursued by blips of fudge and rum. Slightly grainy malts. Finishes with a toasted malt tease along with chalky black malts, cardboard, and pale malts. Without a doubt, it’s intensely roasty and vinous, but it falls apart as it sits and it also lacks robustness. Fairly good.


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