radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby cola colour with a thin head. Aroma is gorgeous, it’s almost like sticking your nose into a good whisky or bourbon bottle. Oak, spice malt in the aroma. Taste is great, with a great spicy aftertaste. Full flavour and mouthfeel with a little bitterness. Great beer, glad I bought a 6’er.
Metalchopz (2011) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 !
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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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.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
carmels, earthyness, the roast is washed like pan carmels, resinous surface, some sorghum in the nose, light medium body, musty, molasses
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what a suprise. I thought thsi would be good, but not this good. Pours a chestnut brown body with a smaller sized caramel coloured head. Aroma is very hoppy (cascade) with some roasted malt undertones present. taste is bitter nuttiness, with a complex sweetness I cannot grasp. Leaves a nice bite in the throat, with a smooth front. Incredible.