Duke Of Winship - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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4.44/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I have had this Porter on tap at the Middle Ages Brewery in Syracuse NY, and also bottled Duke.
This is a great dark beer. lots of flavor, looks good tastes great.
This beer also meets the " My wife likes it too" test. When both my wife and I both like a beer, it is special.
Enjoy this with a burger, by itself, with some chips or pretzels. Any way you do it, you will like it a lot.
Caramel and malt , a touch of hops and maybe just a hint of coffee.
It is on my list of "if this was the only beer there is, I am not unhappy".
The Middle Ages tasting room is quite special. About 8 beers on tap every day until 6pm. Tasting is no charge, and you can taste all you want. Not a bad marketing plan, because you will find one or more of their products you will want badly.
Serving type: on-tap
02-05-2014 03:02:17 | More by timfelix
3.83/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: A deep, dark copper basically a medium brown with ruby highlights and decent clarity. The light tan head is creamy, forms a small cap on the beer and has decent longevity.
S: A sweet malt aroma with some kettle carmalization. There is an earthy peaty aroma with a low fruitiness and a low spicy/earthy hop. About spot on smell for a Scottish Ale.
T: A light malty sweetness with a moderate hops bitterness. The there is a low diacetyl tag teaming with some caramel malt flavors. It has a low fruity flavor like prunes with a grainy, dry finish. The balance is about even between the sweet and bitter.
M: A creamy, medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. There is a light slickness on the palate, from the diacetyl common to this style.
O: A very enjoyable Scottish ale, not as sweet as some other but with in the style guidelines.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2012 23:23:11 | More by MadScientist
3.35/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This brew was served from the cask at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a nondescript chalice, glowing a deep, stouty brown coloring, with flecks of gold and red when held to light. It held a one finger head of light brown bubbles. This showed decent retention, leaving a ring of bubbles atop the liquid. Spots of lacing were seen clinging to the walls of the glass. Carbonation appeared low, and no sediment was noted. The aroma was boozy, with notes of butterscotch caramel, oaky smoothness, darker malts of coffee and chocolate, lactics, and generous Band-Aid phenols. Our first impression was that the flavoring was sour, woody, and boozy, with little else to note. As we sipped, grapey, winey sourness started things off. Big lactics, with astringent tannin dryness came too, with walnuts and fresh coffee malts. The middle peaked with more sourness of those malts, biting cherry mash, and light caramel sugars to cut. We finished on more warming notes of spicy alcohol, more caramel, continued lactics, toffee sugars, and more washed out, but still lightly charred, malts. The aftertaste breathed of that same fruity sourness, almost to the point of feeling like a dry Kriek, along with char, metals, mineral, more lactics, apple sourness, wood, and dried coconut. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was low. Each sip was biting, and very drying, with little slurp, cream, froth, or smack to be had. That tannin dryness permeated every layer of the mouth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank more slowly.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nose. This held nice woodiness, booziness, and fruitiness, and was ultimately nicely inviting. We did, however, feel a bit skimped on the flavoring and sweetness that we have come to love the style for. Instead, the robust, lighter, and sweet malt profile was replaced by something more akin to a dry Irish stout. We found this beer to be decent, and a pleasant experience, but we were not overly satisfied or excited by much at all.
Serving type: cask
11-01-2012 22:35:12 | More by TheBrewo
Duke Of Winship from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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