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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11952) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2000
dark brown colour, chocolate and cherry aroma, malty, sweet, caramel aftertaste - very pleasant

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2002
A damn fine strong ale. A bit of sour apples and alcohol in the aroma. A complex maltiness hits you right up front followed by a bit of alcohol and a bit of hops and alcohol in the finish. The color is a dark red, almost mahogany and the carbonation is damn near perfect by my standards (light to fair medium).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4141) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2002
This beer has a beautiful deep ruby color with a fluffy off-white head that left a nice lace on the glass. The initial sensation is of an intensely malty beer that warms up to bring out the sherry, caramel tones. The finish is nice a clean and very balanced. I would have guessed the ABV to be a little higher. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2003
Aroma of malts that is quite powerful and pleasing. Pours a dark amber brown. Somewhat thin palate similar to a porter with sweet undertones, and a pine flavour. A tingly alcohol hit complemented with the hops. A satisfying, well-balanced beer worth searching for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
Mahogany body, beige head. Malty aroma, cookie dough, caramel, dark fruits. Strong malt flavor, big body, blueberries in the after taste. Nice hopping to balance it off. A big thanks to Captain Flurries for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Bottle thanks to HogTownHarry. Pours a nice brown with a little tan head. Flavors are very nice though malt, some sweet, and a nice warming roasted flavor. This is a perfect beer for a cold night! This reminds me of many of the winter brews we have around here. It’s somewhat complex and well balanced, yet extremely drinkable. This is a good one, a personal favorite from this company.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2008
bottle from matt7125: pours a dark cola colour wiht a small off white head. aroma is a very roasty , some sugary dark fruits, very good. flavour is very smooth and lightfully full. the flavours seem to blend very well and this beer drinks awesome. the flavour sare lite roast chocolate, some sweet smooth caramel, finishes very well aslo a litle bitterness just fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (726) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2011 341ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is nutty, with heavy notes of cocoa, molasses, and alcohol. The taste is again cocoa heavy, with faint molasses, woody notes, vanilla, dried fruits as it warms, and a bitter finish. Really seems to have improved in the last couple of years. Flavourful and easy drinking. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pringao_Toribi (349) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
Great dark beer, with dried fruit reminiscences in its aroma and with a heavy an clean flavour.

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