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


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A connoisseur's dark ale with a malty, nutty complexity and layers of flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
341ml bottle pours a dark amber color with a 2 finger light beige head that has decent retention and leaves a thin spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and earthy hops. Taste is caramel malt sweetness with hints of chocolate and a moderate hoppy bitter finish. Decently balanced flavors with a medium body and moderate carbonation. A fairly decent beer for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2002
Strong apple aroma. Brown color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, smooth, nice hops, fruits like old apple. Long lasting finish with hops and a little burn. Not exceptional but very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2003
I don’t know about strong. Pours a slight head with a brown body. Rather average with a slight bitter finish...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2003
Strong aroma you don't have to search for. Sweet and malty. Dark copper with fairly active small bubbles and very light head. Initial taste of malt, comfortable prescence of alcohol and an excellent lasting hop finish. A certain combination of smoke, walnut and spruce is present as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Very good, molasses cake aroma with chocolate. Dark brown, but still transparent. Love the redcoat on the bottle. Very smooth, goes a bit acidic. Bitter chocolate, stewed fruit. ABV shines through at times. Velvety feeling, but the body is mostly medium weight. Some green fruit or grassiness in the finish, followed by parched grain. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 12, 2006
341 ml bottle at Pub Italia in Ottawa, in the company of CapFlu. A frothy fast-dying bubbly tan head tops the dark amber-maple body....hugely caramel-sweet aroma offers raisins and plums and faint but subtly pleasing hints of alcohol as well, inviting and dark....loads of brown sugar-caramel in the body, a touch of ashy-woody character, very creamy-smooth mouthfeel, perhaps a bit thin but oh-so drinkable, alcohol not at all present on the tongue. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4135) - Candiac, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3860) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2002
This beer has a beautiful deep ruby color with a fluffy off-white head that left a nice lace on the glass. The initial sensation is of an intensely malty beer that warms up to bring out the sherry, caramel tones. The finish is nice a clean and very balanced. I would have guessed the ABV to be a little higher. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3696) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2007
nice fruity nose, and sweet. the malt runs though, and it there, and compliments the sweetness. tiny bit of a bitterness in the finish, an overall nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
Brown,lasting tan head.Great maple malt nose. Malt flavor. Good Belgian lace

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