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

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RATINGS: 193   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
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.

3.8
kevinsenn (2289) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
Single bottle from the brewery. Pours a beautiful clear brown with a thin head. Rich fruity aroma; very nice. Malty fruity taste with some raisins and a dry finish. Good stuff!

3.8
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle direct from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, malt, nuts. Nice!

3.8
Metalchopz (3536) - 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 !

3.8
patlab (25) - 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.

3.7
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
Acquired in a trade with Matt7215. Pours a mahogany colour with a nice tan coloured head. Aroma is of caramel, chocolate, a hint of red berries and a nutty aroma. Tastes nice and roasty with caramel and chocolate coming through. The finish tastes like spiced nuts. Creamy mouth feel. Nice beer. Thanks Matt!

3.7
EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
Caramel, chocolate, and a bit of an alcohol warmth that comes through in the finish. When compared to the "Wellington County Dark", this beer is by far the superior brew. Sweet and nutty, with a bit of roast.

3.7
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a very thin light tan head. Mild caramel thats nuitty with good malting. The mouth is full and rich with dark fruits, complex sugars and a slight hopsy bitter. A great brew.

3.7
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - 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.


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