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Brewed by Wellington County Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Guelph, Canada
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RATINGS: 314   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
47.3 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Arma is roasted malty and light chocolate. Roasted malty, chocolate and medium sweet. Breadish and roasted. Lingering dark chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
A pitch black beer with a fast disappearing head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with quite strong caramel notes, as well as light alcohol notes, leading to a dry slightly woody end. The mouthfeel is very rounded and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2006
(Bottle 34,1 cl) Comes as "Wellington Imperial Russian Stout". Pours a clear, reddish mahogany with a creamy, beige head. Alcoholic nose with notes of raisins. Rather full body with lots of hard roasted malts, some accents of dried fruit and then a wee, burned edge. Some alcohol in the finish and a bitter, dry note from the malt. 290806

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
Bottled. Very black with brown head. Hoppy licorice aroma. Very dry and nicely malty and a little chocolatey. I really appreciate the fact that they’ve made a stout this big so dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
Can @ Chriso. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at C’est What, Toronto
Black color, no head. Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor, but tired, a bit rancid; medium body strength (weaker than expected); light coffee in the end; ordinary bitterness; the final seems short.
Not the most complex of Imperial Stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2001
A tasty pint of black. Not as fruity or burnt as some Imperials, IDIS comes across as a suped-up version of an Irish stout. It is hard to brew a stout this big without a lot of esters, so it is somewhat unique in that respect. Lots of rich, mocha-like malt flavours, adequate bitterness, and a long, dry, roasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Can at Chriso Tasting, London. Thanks, Chris! Pours oily black with a brown foam cap. Dark malt nose with notes of tar and rich bread. Burnt toast and dark sugars in the flavor, with some baking cocoa as well. Medium to full in body, lightly chewy. Sweet finish, lightly sticky with licorice, chocolate and modest roast. Good balance, nice nuance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Black body with small brown head that doesn't linger. Aroma is sweet coffee, some chocolate, but in no way is this beer particularly aromatic. Taste is lovely, mildly sweet, roasted coffee, light cherry, finishing moderately burnt coffee and mild alcohol. Full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11388) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
473 ml can from matt7215. Who has really good beer to trade. Thanks man! Pours very black with a good dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate. And dark toasted malt. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is burnt malt, chocolate, anise?, coffee? Almost chewy at points. Coffee does come forth in the finish. Nicely bitter. Good stuff.


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