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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3271) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1955) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Brun öl med lätta inslag av rött. Beige skum. Doft av kola, karamell och malt med lät fruktighet. I smaken tillkommer en lätt nötighet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Chief6rocka (2) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015 does not count
Great dark beer and goes down smooth. Chocolate taste with a mix of coffee. From far looks like rate wine! Lol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3884) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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 (441) - 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 (352) - 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 (800) - 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 (907) - 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.

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