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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A connoisseur's dark ale with a malty, nutty complexity and layers of flavour.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
341ml bottle.
Appearance : Dark amber with big creamy brown head. Long head retention, some lacing.
Aroma : Very nutty, yeast, butterscotch with spices. Lots of malt. Some red fruits. Feels a bit like a Belgian Quad...
Taste : Roasty, malty and quite nutty. A bit spicy. Finish is malty with butterscotch and a light bitterness.
Overall : Easy drinking. Nice roasty finish but a bit weak overall. I don’t like the butterscotch profile.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2010
341ml Bottle from the Beer Store. Pours dark ruby brown with a medium off white head. No real distinguishable aromas except for typical malty/bread. Medium, almost chewy and nutty mouthfeel with a pleasant lingering caramel-like finish. Alcohol is hidden well within this beer. Quite pleasant, sessionable ale at such a strength.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (948) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with moderate tannish head that leaves a thin lace. The nose is dominantly sweet stewed fruit and caramel with hints of corn meal and butterscotch. Almost all malt on the palate with banana and cloves. The finish is long, dry and malty. Overall a solid brew but not a personal favourite.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bendrixian (1110) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
dark amber in colour. malted caramel tones but i amalways surprised by the amount of soap box characters i find in this bottle at the beggining, which disappears quickly but it is still there. some bread and roasted almonds. I find the mid palate on this one thin. it finishes nice and malted and almost roasted coffee. like most ontario brews, which i find on the lighter side of things, it can have large commercial appeal. it is a good session beer and i wouldn’t mind having this but it doesn’t stand out to be as being fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fullers (253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2010
A pleasant surprise, Bottle. Light carbonation, almost no head. Pleasant aroma. Dark amber. Caramel & Chocolate. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2011 341ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is nutty, with heavy notes of cocoa, molasses, and alcohol. The taste is again cocoa heavy, with faint molasses, woody notes, vanilla, dried fruits as it warms, and a bitter finish. Really seems to have improved in the last couple of years. Flavourful and easy drinking. Well done.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle in a trade with matt7215....7-30-09....Licorice and brown sugar aroma--they don’t mix well.....reddish brown with no foam....malted cherry ....light bodied yet substantial...well balanced and good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2362) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
Dark ruby cola colour with a thin head. Aroma is gorgeous, it’s almost like sticking your nose into a good whisky or bourbon bottle. Oak, spice malt in the aroma. Taste is great, with a great spicy aftertaste. Full flavour and mouthfeel with a little bitterness. Great beer, glad I bought a 6’er.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2672) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2009
On cask at Volo. Appearance: purple red with no head. Aroma: port, malt, spice, alcohol. Flavour: spicy malt followed by a nice vine flavour with grass and bitterness to follow. Nice long bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with amber highlights, medium tan head. Aroma is sweet burnt toffee, faintly fruity. Sweet caramel flavour, a little nutty and fruity with a surprising smokey element. Medium bodied, sweetness lingers in the finish impairing its drinkability somewhat. Still, decent enough.


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