Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours red with a thick white head. Rich malty aroma, like burnt caramel. A bit thin. Nice chocolate flavour late in the palate. Malty and drinkable but severely lacking in body. I’m not looking for it to be as thick as stout, But, this stuff is as thin as a pilsener. Tastes nice but a little dull. kevinsenn (2248) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
Can from LCBO. Pours clear dark, reddish brown. Nutty roasty aroma. Taste is nutty, toasty, creamy, with a slightly metallic hoppy finish. A good brown ale (it is a brown ale in my opinion, despite the fact that it is categorized as an English Pale Ale here). shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
473 mL can. Pours a deep stained oak color with a nice light brown head that settles quickly. Aroma of roasted nuts, malt and caramel. Might be made with dark malts, but this beer drinks fairly light. Surprisingly dry with a malty finish, lightly hopped, wanted just a little more oopmh from it. Just bubbly enough. Nothing interesting here. bunget (1003) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
473ml can. Finally a beer with some head from Wellington. As I was saying medium creamy-caramel collar with medium retention. Dark ruby colour.
Delicious bready aroma, caramel, spices and dried fruits. Taste is fully complementing the nose: complex and delicate with plenty of malt and caramel, a hint of dark chocolate.
Overall by far the best sample from the Wellington taster pack. Wouldn’t mind some more of it.
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
473ml can. Voluminous, dense, off-white pillow! Actually lasts awhile - or the thickest lace Iâ€™ve seen! Wonderful toffee notes wafting up from the pour. Attractive tawny orange body (Lovibond 18). Stunning initial swig - bold molasses flavoring with light hops bitterness in the finish. Not as sweet in subsequent swigs. Fairly balanced! Very interesting flavours. More complex than I had anticipated. Another win for Welly! Would have been perfect palate if not for the low carbonation level.
Edit: something about this beer - the taste buds become desensitized and lose the ability to enjoy the deep flavours after awhile. The first few swigs are great!!
Tiger_08 (138) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
April 23 2012. 473ml can pours a beautiful dark ruby red with thin off tan head. Head fades to ring and leaves no lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma is toasted earthy malt and sweet fruit like cherry. The cherry carries over in taste but struggles for balance with malts and hops. Falls short of producing anything strong or notable. Wet palate makes it easy to drink, lightness makes it easy to forget. Very slight hops aftertaste at least let's you know you drank a beer. WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 26, 2012
A little bitter, with coffee and nuts hangin out having a good time. Not a great time, but chattering while watching the telly. Is it better than 94% of beers in its class? Nope. But it’s fine, a solid effort. Not exactly an EPA but moreso than an English Brown, so I guess this is the right place for it. DeanF (2471) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Aroma of wet barley and garbage. Has a black water body with small head. Flavour is garbage and coffee- or perhaps more like coffee that’s been found in garbage. Weak finish. This one is unbalanced and needs some work. pushkinwow (2851) - Ottawa, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
500ml can. Ruby brown with a biege head that fades to a thin ring around the outside of the glass. Seems rather bland - caramel and cherry lend a sweetness, some hops and a bit of sweet malt. Below average carbonation, little thin, somewhat sweet, becomes dry, end with some pear and cherry along with grains. Not as good as I remember but I know my palate has changed. rejtable (2810) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
Meh. Top to bottom pretty much just dark bread malty presence. Not getting much bitterness. Pretty bland on that front. Medium body in the mouth.