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Brewed by Wellington County Brewery
Style: English Strong Ale
Guelph, Canada

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A connoisseur's dark ale with a malty, nutty complexity and layers of flavour.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin (466) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2010
341 bottle. Pours deep red-brown with thin white head. Nice aroma of berries, malt, maybe raisins? Taste is complex and sweet, with slight bitter finish. Has that characteristic Wellington taste that I can’t quite put my finger on. Great winter-warmer, and stands alongside the Imperial Stout as this brewers best work.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PictouRx (142) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
pours dark red brown, no to little head, get coffee and caramel/toffee aroma, somewhat smooth, little bitter on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
341mL bottle from manuchampions, pours cloudy golden amber with a small head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, vanilla, and a little coffee. Flavour is quite oaky, with vanilla, a bourbon aged quality and caramel malts. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2452) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
341 ml bottle from Beer Store. Pours a clear dark brownish ruby with small off-white to light tan head. Aroma is fairly mild with nuttiness and sweet fruit. Flavour is quite malty - caramel and nutty with some sweet dark fruit, light chocolate and roast.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Solid strong beer with a pretty complex malty flavour and an alcoholic bite. Wouldn’t drink large amounts of it, but it’s well worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
@Kai Goes to China Sendoff-thanks EdN-12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, spice/herbal hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, herbal hops.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
Dark, from a bottle, not a smooth taste, the taste seems a little all over the place. I wouldnt buy this beer again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
Une fois versé, le liquide dévoile une robe rouge rubis. La tête mousseuse se transforme rapidement en un mince anneau. Les arômes sont d’abord et avant tout ceux d’un malt doux : les grains me semblent davantage chocolatés que caramélisés. Une présence fruitée se fait sentir et ce, avec modération. Aucune trace d’alcool et de houblons. Le goût est fidèle aux parfums avec des saveurs qui rappellent en subtilité les fruits enrobés de chocolat. On note une présence plus évidente du caramel. Encore une fois, tout se joue aussi du côté des grains maltés : aucunes saveurs notables en provenance des houblons. En bouche, le liquide déçoit quelque peu avec un corps et une texture qui manquent de robustesse. La finale est agréable sur des notes douces de malt et sur des notes légèrement amères de grains rôtis.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a very thin light tan head. Mild caramel thats nuitty with good malting. The mouth is full and rich with dark fruits, complex sugars and a slight hopsy bitter. A great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4503) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 tap at pub italia, ottawa. clear light brown pour with a nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. nutty, smooth caramel, warming alcohol, neutral engilsh yeast, grass. moderate carbonation, medium body - velvety, grassy finish. much enjoyed!


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