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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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3.8
omhper (25955) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2003
Bottled. Dark brown. Rather malty, roasty, salty with lingering bitterness. Full bodied beer with lots of flavour.

3.8
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Looks like a beer, acts like a beer, taste like a beer....nicely done wellington. Full bodies apple maple taste, with excellent head and long lasting lace. Unfortunate bitter finish.

3.8
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2003
Another good one from Wellington! Medium body with good malt flavour and a bitter hop finish

3.8
Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
Nice dark brown ale with a nice moka head. Intense malt nose, and even moreintense nutty malt taste with woody, almost porto or vinous tendancies. Alcool warmth enrobes your mouth and creamy mouthfeel. Yummy.

3.8
JoeMcPhee (10135) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2004
Small light tan head that quickly disappears. Dark brown colour. Big fruity aroma is immediately apparent with plums, raisins, cherry, and red grapes appearing. Faint spiciness and candi sugar are also here over the roasted malt backbone. On the first taste, I get most of the fruitiness that the smell led me to expect and some nuttiness as well. Light sweetness and just enough bitterness to finish it all off. Another tasty brew from Wellington County Brewery.

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.

3.8
PorterPounder (8363) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Dark cola-like appearance with a thin beige head. Delectable aroma of raisins, dates, brandy and brown bread. Chewy, thick, mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden rather well - would make a good winter warmer. Same flavors as the aroma come through, not sickenly sweet though, also a hint of pipe tobacco. An excellent strong ale.

3.8
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Thanks to Hogtown Harry for this. Deep brown pour, with a good combination of dark malts, dark fruit, chocoff, and some oaky port in the aroma and flavor. Palate is on the dense side, and nicely layered and smooth. A very nice beer.

3.8
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
341ml bottle - pours very dark brown, with a small off white head. Aroma is of big, nutty, chocolately malt. Taste gives more subtle chocolate, nuts, dark malt, and a little bit of hoppiness. The finish on this is very short, imparting only a mild bitterness at the end. For a fairly strong beer, there isn’t the faintest trace of alcohol anywhere in the nose or flavour, going down or otherwise. That makes this incredible drinkable. This is very fine stuff from the folks at Wellington, up there with their Russian Imp. Stout.

3.8
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
A very nice ale indeed. Nutty with a chocolate nose and tiny hits of coffee blended in with subtle chocolate last through the entire bottle. For the price I got this at, it’s amazing. Truly, one of Canada’s finer beers.


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