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Brewed by Wellington County Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Guelph, Canada
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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Black pour with a thin lace. Roasted malt with coffee aroma. Strong alcohol feel . Hints of syrup and treacle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours silky black with a quickly disappearing brown fizz. Aroma is bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is astringent booze, roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Pretty run of the mill solid beer but nothing that sets it apart.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (790) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
can. Poured near black with a thin ring of mocha head. Aroma is rich and roasty. Full mouthfeel, oily texture with tight carbonation. Roasted malty coffeeish flavour, with a bit sourish finish. Definetly a sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
500mL can, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours pitch black with a medium tan head with long retention. Aroma of light roasted malt, cocoa powder, a bit of chalk, and a touch of espresso. Flavour of medium roasted malt upfront, bitter cocoa powder, and light espresso. Full-bodied, well-balanced between the cocoa powder bitterness and coffee. Solid impie stout - nothing out of the ordinary, but executed extremely well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewthfcmuir (32) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Jet black with tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate and toasted malt aromas dominate this. Medium coffee bitterness and light chocolate/malt sweetness balance out well in here. A very nice, bold flavor. Really enjoyable and easily worth trying again

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
Canette 473ml. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti aux notes brûlées, moyen de café et de chocolat noir, léger de houblon herbeux avewc des notes de pain grillé. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture moyennement crémeuse et aux petites notes sirupeuses. Goût de grains de malt rôtis et très légèrement brûlés avec de faibles traces de chocolat au lait (très faibles traces lactiques) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de chocolat noir avec des notes pain grillé et des traces de mélasse sucrée puis en finale l’on retrouve un moyen goût de café avec une légère amertume de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de rôti (notes brûlées) avec un léger goût de café ainsi que des notes de houblon herbeux et de chocolat noir.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Cannette 473 ml. 8%. Couleur noire opaque, mousse beige-brune. Arôme de chocolat et un peu de café noir, vanille légère...En bouche, douce, chocolat, vanille, café au lait...un peu de houblon. Pour une RIS, un peu aqueuse mais en général, très bonne beer, pas beaucoup d’amertume et de houblon, alcool bien cachée. impériale Russian Stout assez simple...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
jet black colour with a tan head. I find the aroma quite mute but there is roas, espresso and a cereal sweetness in there. I find this beer quite lite considering the style, a fast palate that has all those roasted and malted notes but lacks any complexity. Boring brew if you ask me, for an imperial stout I was expecting more flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 21, 2012
Appearance: Black, opaque, tan head which dissipates quickly but has a nice ring remaining around the edge of the glass. Aroma: Less roasty than I expected, kind of florally, not much complexity in the nose, some alcohol aroma. Flavour: More coffee/chocolate in the flavour, very tasty, not too bitter, not too sweet. Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, long dry finish with some warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Nice flavour. Medium to full bodied with good balance. Overall: Very drinkable imperial.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1137) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Cask at Beer Bros Bistro. Pours black with no head or lacing. Nose is espresso, dark chcolate and roasted grain. Flavours are mostly the same with a really nice espresso bitterness to the finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Alcohol really well hidden, dangerously drinkable. Nice beer!


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