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

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RATINGS: 188   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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3.4
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
341mL bottle, no date from goryshkewych--thanks George! Clear deep reddish brown with a one finger light brown creamy head, fair retention. Walnuts, hazelnuts, and coffee grounds are what I picked up on first. Minerals and fruitcake cake next. Flavor adds a bit of wet paper oxidation and the slightest alcohol presence. The nuts and fruit are the most upfront. A lightly roasty semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 2. Light creamy carbonation with a body just slightly thinner than I’d have liked. I’d have no problem drinking a few of these--a nice surprise.

3.6
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Dark brown in colour. Aroma of cherries, malt, slight roast. Flavour was of slight roast, with some caramel, slightly sweet, full bodied. Finishes with a medium bitterness, slightly dry.

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Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 Last Sample (11-12-2003) Well this is the last of the “The Old Iron Duke I received some 2 years and 9 months ago, so lets see how its fared over the last 2-3/4 years.

As it sets in the glass a deep and nebulous burnished copper, the head is unassuming in size, frothy in texture and the color a light tan, as it vanishes as fast as a blink of the eye, the lace a fine curtain of tan to conceal the glass. Sweet malt aroma dominates the nose, I liken it to cotton candy, strawberries also comes to mind, quite pleasant actually, start is sweet and rich in malt, top is middling to full in its feeling to the palate. Finish is tolerant in its acidity, the hops humble in their spiciness, and sweetness from the front carries all the way to the aftertaste which is also dry and long lasting. Hell it’s still got a bit of alcohol kick, and still a decent tasting brew, well so long old friend.

Last Sampled (11-02-2002) 4.00 The pour murky deep amber to copper color, the head is middling in size, the lace glutinous sheets, and both light tan in color. Nose is malt, caramel, plummish as in over ripe fruit. Front is malt and quite sweet, the top is skinny, finish is potently acidic, pertinently hopped, aftertaste is dry and long lasting. I have "Cellared" this beer for pert near two years, and I do think it has mellowed, could not find out if it is or isn't a "Bottle Conditioned Beer".

3.4
joet (2606) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
carmels, earthyness, the roast is washed like pan carmels, resinous surface, some sorghum in the nose, light medium body, musty, molasses

3.5
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - SEP 22, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear ruby amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of tea leaves, malt and chocolate. Taste is malty with hints of nuts, malts, tea and chocolate. Interesting.

3.5
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
This one’s good. I’ve had ten now, though, and I’ll have to save the last two for a more objective review at a later date.

3.5
piscator34 (2529) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 3, 2005
Dark brown body with a small but a lasting head. Nice malty brown bread aromas. The flavors are mainly caramel and bready malts, along with a subtle fruity note. Medium bodied, whcih is surprising considering the aroma and flavor profile (expected heavier). A touch of alcohol on the finish. Not the most complicated or subtle beer out there, but a solid performer indeed. Thanks radiomgb!

3.7
markas101 (2450) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2006
33cl bottle, Shelburne. Dark amber pour, sweet caramel and spices. Full flavour, smooth finish, very little alcohol evident for such a strong beer. Great job.

2.2
Ontbeertaster (2362) - 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

3.4
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2002
I’m not the biggest fan of English Strongs, but this one is quite good...and a fair representative of the style, I think. Malts are a bit sweet.


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