Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, thanks to scott. Really tasty stuff. Very easy finish and a good solid body. Lots of hoppy character, very earthy. Think this is the best one off from welly so far
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with a tight white head. The aroma is slightly hoppy with a touch of soft malt Fairly crackery and a little bit earthy as well. Soft and a touch of lingering bitterness. Pretty decent actually.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can from the brewery. dark brown with a small ta head. nice malty nose, not a lot of hops there. flavour is solid, nice malt progression, late whack of hop bitterness. pretty solid brew. more late addition hops would make it better but as far as hoppy browns go this one is pretty good.
pootzboy (1570) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear reddish dark copper brown in the glass with a decent 2 finger sticky white cap. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is big chocolate and cara-malts under a pleasant pacNW citrus-floral hop aroma. Med-light bodied, sandy mouth feel. Front side sees robust cascade bittering over a malty core....mid palate some light caramel and sweetness, goes to a fast clean bitter finish whi some lingering bitter after taste.
To me this tastes essentially like a Cascadian dark minus the roast and char from black patent malt husks but without any strong brown ale character, not sweet enough and too bitter - a hybrid which seems to be still born. Interesting experiment.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
473mL can from the brewery. Pours a clearish dark brown with a large beige head that leaves lacing. Aroma is superb, layered malt complexity, lots of caramel, roasted malt, toffee, coffee cake, slightly earthy, but what really stands out is the hops, which don’t seem out of place. Flavour is even better, with bittering hops upfront, matched perfectly with waves of malty awesomeness. The deep, rich caramalt aspect reminds me of a Dopplebock, which is always a good thing in my books. ’Chewey’ is a good word here if it makes any sense. Finishes with some dryness and delicious hop flavour. Lingering roasted malt notes. No hint of alcohol, and the body is somewhat full on the palate in a pleasing way. This is absolutely fantastic stuff, very glad I drove out to the brewery to get some.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml can from brewery. Pours deep chestnut brown with nice big light tan head. Some lacing. Nice balanced roasted malt and resin and citrus hops. Keep up the good work Wellington! Very drinkable!
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
light brown pour, small head. slight hop aroma. a little sweet, caramelly and bready to start with a nice citrus hop finish. well balanced. nothing too overpowering. turned out pretty good, will have to grab a few more.