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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2243) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
341 ml bottle from Beer Store. Pours a clear dark brownish ruby with small off-white to light tan head. Aroma is fairly mild with nuttiness and sweet fruit. Flavour is quite malty - caramel and nutty with some sweet dark fruit, light chocolate and roast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Originally rated December 2004. This is the last brew to review from Wellington’s fine brewery. Poured a deep brown-orange colour with red highlights and a nice tanned creamy head. Beautiful lacing was left behind. The aroma seemed very sour with a mix of chocolat. The taste was very well balanced between the sweet chocolat-toffee and the bitterness. Lots of fruits were found in the mouth. Pretty darn good !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2004
bottle. deep, dark copper colour. aroma of raisins, and lots of malts. Has a hoppy and sweet flavour with moderate complexity. Alcohol appears towards the end but it’s a nice touch...fully bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Dark brown in colour. Aroma of cherries, malt, slight roast. Flavour was of slight roast, with some caramel, slightly sweet, full bodied. Finishes with a medium bitterness, slightly dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Nice strong English style ale. Close to a brown ale, mostly malt/chocolatey, nice deep fruitiness. Slightly dry finish. Might also work as a winter warmer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2151) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Very malty beer, with low hop flavor. Really enjoyable. Very enjoyable. Nice warming beer. Perfect for the winter. I really liked it. Caramel aroma and clean tasting. Brown in color.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
carmels, earthyness, the roast is washed like pan carmels, resinous surface, some sorghum in the nose, light medium body, musty, molasses

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2113) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
341ml bottle.
Appearance : Dark amber with big creamy brown head. Long head retention, some lacing.
Aroma : Very nutty, yeast, butterscotch with spices. Lots of malt. Some red fruits. Feels a bit like a Belgian Quad...
Taste : Roasty, malty and quite nutty. A bit spicy. Finish is malty with butterscotch and a light bitterness.
Overall : Easy drinking. Nice roasty finish but a bit weak overall. I don’t like the butterscotch profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2006
<!-- i -->Bottle from Paul (blankboy) thanks!<!-- /i --> Pours out dark brown in color with not much of a pop at all on the cap. Shook it in the bottle some just to make sure it wasnt dead. Initial smell is heavy of oak, malts, and fruits. Taste is similar but as the beer warms the malts come out and so do other flavors. Has a nice little kick from the 6.5%. Good effort, I enjoyed it.


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