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

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RATINGS: 190   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours dark brown with thin off white head. The aroma is a load of the darkest of dark fruitiness with dates, prunes, and raisins along with a hint of roastiness. The flavors are well blended with notes of roasty malts, light amounts of caramel and toffee as well as prunes, dates, raisins and a mild sense of the ABV. It stays pretty even and unchanging into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Courtesy of Degarth.

Good stuff .Wish my palate was a bit fresher when I tried this, to better take in everything that was going on here, because I think this is a pretty damn good beer. Forgot to take notes on this one. Would love to try again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2008
341 ml bottle. pours dark brown (actually very red when held against light) with no head and minimal carbonation. aromas and malty, grainy and nutty. flavours are straight forward with dark malts and nuttiness. no complexity holds this back from being outstanding but this is a damn good ale thats heart warmingly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2737) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
341 ml bottle in 6-pack from The Beer Store, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Very deep ruby copper, small light tan head, clear. Aroma: Generous amounts of cherry and other fruits mixed with coffee and milk chocolate malts, some earthy/funky hops. Palate: Medium-full body and medium-soft carbonation. Flav.: More earthy and fruity than the nose, some cardboard, the darker malts are subdued; off-dry, mild bitterness and a lightly vinous and medium roasted malt finish.

A touch old I suspect, but still a very likeable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
dark copper color toffee nose decent small white head mouth feel is thin malts are nice find the alcohol takes over a bit

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
341ml Bottle: Pours deep brown, red edges, with a very good light brown head. Aroma is heavy in alcohol, roasted malts, and caramel. The taste is very, very strong in alcohol, it doesn’t hide well for a 6.5%. Some malty, caramel sweetness with substantial hoppy bitterness. Seems like it’s missing some balance, and the alcohol just gets stronger as it warms. Not their best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Looks splendid. A nice tan head rests atop a deep clear amber. Effervescence looks great. Aroma is bready, caramel, and walnuts. The flavour contains subtly roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, and some hops. Lots of chocolate. A little alcohol present. Good lacing. Dry finish. Side note: Good value. A flavourful, interesting beer for $36 a case, making it cheaper than a lot of the club soda lagers available around here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear ruby amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of tea leaves, malt and chocolate. Taste is malty with hints of nuts, malts, tea and chocolate. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 Dark brown body with a minimal tan coloured head. A sweet chocolate smell in the aroma jives with some fruity esters. The flavour shows much of the same, but with more of an emphasis on the fruity end mixed in with caramel. The alcohol packs a nice kick, but does not dominate. Fairly full bodied. A very decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 [543-20070818] Sample @ BeerBistro (Golden Taps, Toronto, ON). Muted yeast and alcohol aroma. Clear, dark amber brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and quite nice lacing. Very tame and muted wheaty grains and floral notes in the flavour. Medium-full body is a bit grainy. Fair and strong but would like to see more character. (5/5/6/3/12) 3.1

[621B-20070916] Sample @ Feast of Fields (Hillsburgh, ON). Floral malt and light caramel molasses aroma. Clear, dark brown amber, medium-lasting foamy light tan head. More dark molasses caramel in the flavour. Medium-full body. Nice dark beer. (6/4/7/3/14) 3.4


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