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


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RATINGS: 193   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.

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Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
Nice brown colour, good size head. Nose; nutty, caramel, coffee, very sweet. Flavours were similar, not quite bitter enough of a finsh. But good.

Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2004
Poured a dark brown colour with a weak tan head. Smelled slightly tangy. The head, though short-lived, provided lovely lacing down the side of my glass. First mouthful was of molasses, and warmed me to the toes, although the beer was from the fridge. It had a certain alcohol presence, but got chewier towards the middle. Maybe I took too long to finish it, but by the end it wasn't what I thought. Still execellent, and I'm sure would be better if I were to drink it "sessionaly".

Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2004
650ml bottle. A mahogany-red ale that pours with a foamy, light brown head that dissipates quickly. Sweet, malty, lightly earthy aroma with a dark fruitiness and some hop character in the background. Medium body, softly carbonated. Full, malty, fruity flavour—plums and oranges come to mind—with a moderately dry finish that reveals a gentle bitterness. You can’t help but feel that it’s missing something extra. Good, but not quite fully satisfying.

chainman (104) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2006
This is a great beer for cold weather, and tonight was just rainy and windy enough to revisit this old favourite. Beers like this make me happy that I live near enough to buy it pretty much whenever I want. Pours almost black with nice lacing that sticks around the edge. Aroma of cold coffee and chocolate. The first sip is enough to judge the beer by - you either like this style, or you hate it. Taste is mildly spicy, lots of chocolate in the nose, good malts, nice bitterness. Alcohol is hidden almost too well. A great ale, leaves you wanting more, and with no reason not to obey.

hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
Dark chestnut in colour. limited head in trappist glass. Aroma is nutty malt, taste is similar. One of my favourite picks available for take-home in Ontario.

evanrail (74) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle via MN from the big TO. Clear deep amber with a thick, microfoam head. The nose is of maple syrup, cinnamon-spice and the aromas of a farmhouse breakfast. In the mouth you get a surprisingly thin body with more spice notes rinsing to a sweet, malty finish. Breathes out as a whiff of caramel-covered espresso beans (those don’t exist), or the last drop of baked-bean sauce. But like, in the good way.

kozzak1 (70) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Nice color, small head with a somewhat nutty taste. The aftertaste is also somewhat malty & mellow. Not a bad brew but there are better ones.

Barnabus (52) - Niagara, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle from the Brewery. Chestnut brown with fizzy light brown head. Aroma is of malt, caramel and strong coffee with a very similar taste. Palate is fizzy and light to medium. It has a short, slightly bitter finish and, while enjoyable, is overall nothing too special.

micker (38) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
Ale’s that what wllington does best. Probably Wellington’s best beer next to Arkell bitter. But this one packs way more punch. Goes down smooth with a toasty malty flavour, with no alchohol taste. The lack of alcohol taste is shocking in a beer that is 6.5% alcohol. A truely great beer proof that wellington is one of Canada’s premier brewers. Nothing made by wellington is bad, even bee hive, their budget beer. A great beer by a great brew company

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