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


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RATINGS: 194   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5101) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
Bottle. Sweet sugary aroma, kind of like coke. Dark brown colour, rust colour when held up to the light. Traces of a thin white head at first. Sour on the tip of my tongue. Too sugary/sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomthompson89 (1980) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
dark copper color toffee nose decent small white head mouth feel is thin malts are nice find the alcohol takes over a bit

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funknmilla (738) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle in a trade with matt7215....7-30-09....Licorice and brown sugar aroma--they don’t mix well.....reddish brown with no foam....malted cherry ....light bodied yet substantial...well balanced and good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2001
thick and rich

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
341ml Bottle: Pours deep brown, red edges, with a very good light brown head. Aroma is heavy in alcohol, roasted malts, and caramel. The taste is very, very strong in alcohol, it doesn’t hide well for a 6.5%. Some malty, caramel sweetness with substantial hoppy bitterness. Seems like it’s missing some balance, and the alcohol just gets stronger as it warms. Not their best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
From bottle. Pours with slight white head and dark caramel colour. Slight malty aroma and strong slightly bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Dark amber body, creamy white head approx. 4 cm thick. Smells of sugar, malt, and dark fruits. Watery taste, bitter hops, toffee and lots of malt; grapes, prunes, plums, etc. Not very good nor distinctive. Purchased at LCBO in Toronto, CA and was not necessarily worth the smuggling back to Virginia.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
dark amber in colour. malted caramel tones but i amalways surprised by the amount of soap box characters i find in this bottle at the beggining, which disappears quickly but it is still there. some bread and roasted almonds. I find the mid palate on this one thin. it finishes nice and malted and almost roasted coffee. like most ontario brews, which i find on the lighter side of things, it can have large commercial appeal. it is a good session beer and i wouldn’t mind having this but it doesn’t stand out to be as being fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (5730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Slightly hazy brown coloured body with a thin off-white head-fairly standard looking. Aroma of raisins, caramel, soap and a bit of malt-not too impressive. Medium-bodied; Strong burnt sugar flavour ranging from toffee to caramel with some hints of hops and a subtle bitterness. Overall, a decent beer-not as good as the Imperial Stout, but worth trying. I sampled this from a 65 cL bottle purchased at the LCBO in Toronto, Ontario (Queen’s Quay) brought back by JonR888710-thanks Jon!

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