Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown,lasting tan head.Great maple malt nose. Malt flavor. Good Belgian lace
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. Itís ok.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet floral aroma, auburn, slim head. Coffee, chicory flavour, also roated malts. Fine bitterness, very smooth, complex. Really good ale.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(341 ml bottle: Obtained 03-Sep-05 in trade with radiomgb, thanks Jeff!) Mmm, the toasty, malty nose is very alluring, and I canít wait to dive right in and take my first sip. But first, Iíll 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 canít 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.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale is a bit on the watery side. It's malty, but it comes across thin.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Eructoblaster (2830) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 thereís 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.
robinvboyer (2827) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Cíest Whatís Spring 2005 Festival of Small Breweries. Dark copper colour. Aroma is nutty and roasty, very inviting. Flavour is well rounded, with roasted malt, dark sugar and a bit of fruit. The finish is a little short - an extra hit of hops would be nice - but all in all, itís a good strong ale.
GonZoBeeR (2801) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance:Brown,goo tan head...
Flavor:Light hops,bread malt...