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


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RATINGS: 323   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
This is a dark brown, almost black beer with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma is ALL about the coffee. There is some roasted malt and toffee in the air, but the coffee overpowers all of them. The flavour is more of the same. The roasted malt/coffee combination overpowers them all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patlab (23) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Rich dark colour with thin head. Delivers a lovely caramel aroma with a smooth creamy taste. However, this beer is particularly heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6594) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Draft - Bitter chocolate and coffee. Jet black with a thick brown head. Coffee, dark fruit and a nice bitterness that lingers. Medium body, a nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1476) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
(can) clear very dark colour with a medium tall brown head; faint aromas of roast, metal, stewed fruit; watery palate; mostly sweet simple flavour with a long light bitter finish, disappointing for an imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cturnbu (2) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
Aroma is slightly fruity with a fairly robust chocolate smell. Flavour is well balanced and one of my favorite stouts. Aroma, alcohol taste, malts, etc. Is just right and not overdone. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2250) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2615) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (947) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8115) - 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.

   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

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