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


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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
12 oz bottle. Rich amber with a big head that settled pretty quick. Bready malts mix with dried fruits. The alcohol gives ya quite a buzz pretty quick here. It’s ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2002
Sweet floral aroma, auburn, slim head. Coffee, chicory flavour, also roated malts. Fine bitterness, very smooth, complex. Really good ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3044) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
(341 ml bottle: Obtained 03-Sep-05 in trade with radiomgb, thanks Jeff!) Mmm, the toasty, malty nose is very alluring, and I can’t wait to dive right in and take my first sip. But first, I’ll display some will power and admire the clear, amber-brown color of this beer. The small, beige head settles to a wide ring and patchy film atop the beer. The aromatic, malty nose is calling me more forcefully now, and I can’t deny myself any longer. Rich, dark malts are chocolaty, toasty, gently roasty, hinting of smoke. Sweetness is only mild, and it seems moderately buttery. Modest hop bitterness adds a balancing force, but the malts definitely have dominion in this beer. Body is medium-full with a slight bite on the palate. Carbonation is fairly strong when first poured, but settles down somewhat over time. Lacing is spotty with a few small patches. Overall, a wonderful beer that has been a nice celebratory treat for passing a real estate final exam this evening.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
This ale is a bit on the watery side. It's malty, but it comes across thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (2994) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Dark brown body with reddish glints. Thin but lasting beige frothy head. Nice malty aroma with various notes of brown sugar, grapes, and vanilla. Taste is rich and complex. It is mainly malty and sweet, but there’s also nutty and roasty hints. It ends with a long, bitter, and warm finish. Excellent choice when coming back from work on a cold and rainy Friday.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
Poured a deep brown colour; fizzy decent sized head. Not much aroma to speak of, what was there was rather malty/nutty. Slightly bitter, deep sweet malty taste, short finish that could have used a little more bite (hops). Overall, I was surprised at how good this was. It was darker than I expected, the alcohol was there but balanced nicely. Another good beer from Wellington and probably their best from the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Aroma:bread,malt,peppers.... Appearance:Brown,goo tan head... Flavor:Light hops,bread malt...


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