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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A connoisseur's dark ale with a malty, nutty complexity and layers of flavour.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (4004) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Dark brown body with reddish glints. Thin but lasting beige frothy head. Nice malty aroma with various notes of brown sugar, grapes, and vanilla. Taste is rich and complex. It is mainly malty and sweet, but theres also nutty and roasty hints. It ends with a long, bitter, and warm finish. Excellent choice when coming back from work on a cold and rainy Friday.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3890) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
Brown,lasting tan head.Great maple malt nose. Malt flavor. Good Belgian lace

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3784) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
341 ml bottle in 6-pack from The Beer Store, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Very deep ruby copper, small light tan head, clear. Aroma: Generous amounts of cherry and other fruits mixed with coffee and milk chocolate malts, some earthy/funky hops. Palate: Medium-full body and medium-soft carbonation. Flav.: More earthy and fruity than the nose, some cardboard, the darker malts are subdued; off-dry, mild bitterness and a lightly vinous and medium roasted malt finish.

A touch old I suspect, but still a very likeable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3560) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
341 ml bottle from Beer Store. Pours a clear dark brownish ruby with small off-white to light tan head. Aroma is fairly mild with nuttiness and sweet fruit. Flavour is quite malty - caramel and nutty with some sweet dark fruit, light chocolate and roast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2001
Deep red; a perfect wood stain color. Frothy head. Rich flavor. Bold & full-bodied, yet controlled. Smooth, dry finish with a hint of fruity-alcohol aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2008
12oz bonus via Puzzl. Pours dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and nutty. Taste is sweet with some nice chewy malts, basically a brown ale, with a bit of oomph.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2004
Sampled from 341ml brown bottle. Pours ruby brown with slight off white head which was short lasting. Fruity malt in the aroma. Dark chocolate giving way to a dry, yet short bitter finish. Notes of alcohol throughout. Medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
Sampled at Cest Whats Spring 2005 Festival of Small Breweries. Dark copper colour. Aroma is nutty and roasty, very inviting. Flavour is well rounded, with roasted malt, dark sugar and a bit of fruit. The finish is a little short - an extra hit of hops would be nice - but all in all, its a good strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
bouteille. Nez de malt caramel toffee (rti-sucr) et de mlasse avec des notes de fruites. Rondeur moyenne en bouche. Lger got fruit sucr (fruits rouges) lors de lentre en bouche suivi dun got malt de caramel toffee (lgrement sucr et rti) puis finalement un got lgrement amer dalcool doux et de rti prend le dessus et se poursuit jusquen arrire-got (avec une lgre aigreur fruite). [notes 2005]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle from secret santa. Some peanut brittle in the aroma with light caramel. Taste is awfully thin and doesn’t have too much flavor -- maybe a touch of anise and some nuts -- but otherwise is a very easy drinker. Nothing too exciting here, though I wouldn’t mind throwing a few of these back.


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