Bulk_Carrier (2269) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that gently dissipated to leave a light somewhat foamy lacing roaming along the glass in a slight trickling sort of fashion.
The smell started off with a rich nuttiness eventually allowing a light vanilla and then an intruding chocolate with a decent booziness.
The taste took all of those flavors and combined wonderfully.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability to it. The carbonation finishes slightly harsh and its got a deal boozy vanilla aftertaste.
Overall, this was a pretty good offering that I would have again.
patlab (23) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tasting beer that offers a bit of a kick at 6.5%. Nice caramel flavours and a smooth palate make the Iron Duke another great offering from Wellington.
daniel0017 (398) - Yukon, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with a brown hue. Short frothy beige head with good retention. Molasses and malt dominate the aroma with a hint of toasty bread. Flavour is sweet at the forefront, less sweet, edging towards bitter near the end and has a comforting, warm finish. Rich, velvety mouthfeel. Goodness, yes.
Pringao_Toribi (275) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great dark beer, with dried fruit reminiscences in its aroma and with a heavy an clean flavour.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours deep brownish red with aroma of caramel, dried fruit, and dark malt. Fairly sweet up front, leading to woody, fruity, and slightly bitter flavours. Nicely balanced the whole way through.
jksipa (417) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a dark reddish brown with slight beige head. Aroma is of chocolate and caramel and some plum as well as a bit of nuttiness. Medium sweetness with enough bitter hops to balance the finish. Medium slick with an unobtrusive level of carbonation.
zimbo (611) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wellington’s best cask ale, Iron Duke has the complexity and strength to structure it convictions. Dark brown and ruby in colour this has some caramel and deep prune sweetness but also some hop which combines to make a very satisfying beer. Warming, full bodied and yes, a bit nutty too. If this was at a GBBF I’m sure the CAMRA wallies would go nuts for it.
LarryBeast (536) - - JUN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden brown with pillowy layer of beige head. Aroma of heavy malts, bourbon and something sour. Immediate strong alcohol taste with a metallic tinge ironed out by sweet caramel. Finishes slim and a tad watery.
Metalchopz (2405) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated December 2004. This is the last brew to review from Wellington’s fine brewery. Poured a deep brown-orange colour with red highlights and a nice tanned creamy head. Beautiful lacing was left behind. The aroma seemed very sour with a mix of chocolat. The taste was very well balanced between the sweet chocolat-toffee and the bitterness. Lots of fruits were found in the mouth. Pretty darn good !
Johnsense (856) - - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown pour with 1 finger head. Malty aroma, caramel, fruity. Sweet fruit taste with lots of caramel malt, raisin, slight bit of chocolate. A tad thin otherwise nice. Quite drinkable.