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Wellington Iron Duke Strong Ale

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


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A connoisseur's dark ale with a malty, nutty complexity and layers of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2442) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patlab (23) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (398) - Yukon, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pringao_Toribi (292) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
Great dark beer, with dried fruit reminiscences in its aroma and with a heavy an clean flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (455) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (641) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (569) - - JUN 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2501) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
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 !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (910) - - MAR 27, 2012
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.

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