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

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RATINGS: 191   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
Nice brown colour, good size head. Nose; nutty, caramel, coffee, very sweet. Flavours were similar, not quite bitter enough of a finsh. But good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
Caramel, chocolate, and a bit of an alcohol warmth that comes through in the finish. When compared to the "Wellington County Dark", this beer is by far the superior brew. Sweet and nutty, with a bit of roast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2009
Aroma is slightly alcoholic, nutty, some small amount of caramel, and a yeasty, fruity finish. Head quickly dissipates. A deep amber color. Taste is slightly nutty, roasty/malty, touch of sour, dirty water and sweetness. Finishes sweet and slightly cloying. Very, very average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
Acquired in a trade with Matt7215. Pours a mahogany colour with a nice tan coloured head. Aroma is of caramel, chocolate, a hint of red berries and a nutty aroma. Tastes nice and roasty with caramel and chocolate coming through. The finish tastes like spiced nuts. Creamy mouth feel. Nice beer. Thanks Matt!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2008
341ml bottle. Poured a deeper brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, lighter nuts, and a little earthy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evanrail (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle via MN from the big TO. Clear deep amber with a thick, microfoam head. The nose is of maple syrup, cinnamon-spice and the aromas of a farmhouse breakfast. In the mouth you get a surprisingly thin body with more spice notes rinsing to a sweet, malty finish. Breathes out as a whiff of caramel-covered espresso beans (those don’t exist), or the last drop of baked-bean sauce. But like, in the good way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ Rhino. Deep, dark, almost opaque amber brown. Inky aroma. Low carbonation. Metallic and mild.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2008
On tap at Pub Italia in Ottawa. The color is a dark brown very little head. THe aroma and taste is of malt . Also in the taste is a swwet taste of caramel. The finish is bitter but not to much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle from secret santa. Some peanut brittle in the aroma with light caramel. Taste is awfully thin and doesn’t have too much flavor -- maybe a touch of anise and some nuts -- but otherwise is a very easy drinker. Nothing too exciting here, though I wouldn’t mind throwing a few of these back.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2008
12oz bonus via Puzzl. Pours dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and nutty. Taste is sweet with some nice chewy malts, basically a brown ale, with a bit of oomph.


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