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

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RATINGS: 196   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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3.3
WeeHeavySD (3387) - 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.

3.3
Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
bouteille. Nez de malt caramel toffee (rôti-sucré) et de mélasse avec des notes de fruitées. Rondeur moyenne en bouche. Léger goût fruité sucré (fruits rouges) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût malté de caramel toffee (légèrement sucré et rôti) puis finalement un goût légèrement amer d’alcool doux et de rôti prend le dessus et se poursuit jusqu’en arrière-goût (avec une légère aigreur fruitée). [notes 2005]

3.3
puzzl (3264) - 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.

3.2
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
12 oz bottle. Rich amber with a big head that settled pretty quick. Bready malts mix with dried fruits. The alcohol gives ya quite a buzz pretty quick here. It’s ok.

2.2
Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
Dark, from a bottle, not a smooth taste, the taste seems a little all over the place. I wouldnt buy this beer again

3.1
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2002
Sweet floral aroma, auburn, slim head. Coffee, chicory flavour, also roated malts. Fine bitterness, very smooth, complex. Really good ale.

3.8
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
(341 ml bottle: Obtained 03-Sep-05 in trade with radiomgb, thanks Jeff!) Mmm, the toasty, malty nose is very alluring, and I can’t wait to dive right in and take my first sip. But first, I’ll display some will power and admire the clear, amber-brown color of this beer. The small, beige head settles to a wide ring and patchy film atop the beer. The aromatic, malty nose is calling me more forcefully now, and I can’t deny myself any longer. Rich, dark malts are chocolaty, toasty, gently roasty, hinting of smoke. Sweetness is only mild, and it seems moderately buttery. Modest hop bitterness adds a balancing force, but the malts definitely have dominion in this beer. Body is medium-full with a slight bite on the palate. Carbonation is fairly strong when first poured, but settles down somewhat over time. Lacing is spotty with a few small patches. Overall, a wonderful beer that has been a nice celebratory treat for passing a real estate final exam this evening.

3.3
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Aroma:bread,malt,peppers.... Appearance:Brown,goo tan head... Flavor:Light hops,bread malt...

2.9
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
This ale is a bit on the watery side. It's malty, but it comes across thin.

3.8
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
Poured a deep brown colour; fizzy decent sized head. Not much aroma to speak of, what was there was rather malty/nutty. Slightly bitter, deep sweet malty taste, short finish that could have used a little more bite (hops). Overall, I was surprised at how good this was. It was darker than I expected, the alcohol was there but balanced nicely. Another good beer from Wellington and probably their best from the bottle.


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