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

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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, dark, coffee-flavoured beer of exceptional depth and complexity; a gold medal winner.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1163) - Montreal, 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 (1291) - Montréal, 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 (2479) - - 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 (1120) - Trois-Rivières, 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 (464) - 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 (39) - 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 (257) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (659) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjakk (701) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregorymconway (216) - 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.


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