Iron Duke - Wellington Brewery (Canada - Ontario - Guelph) 6.5%
A deep yet red hued brown colour in a glass with a tan head of foam and a sweet, sticky malty aroma.
This malty beauty has a sweet, toasty, chewy dark fruit, molasses and lightly caramel flavour with some light smoky wood tones. There are some hops detectable, especially with the first few sips (hop aromatics and flavours come from more volatile compounds than sugars so they tend to be most noticeable at first especially in the head on the beer), but this is a malt forward beer for sure. This strong ale reminds me a little of a Wee Heavy and is just plain good.