Duke Of Winship | Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

Duke Of WinshipDuke Of Winship
BA SCORE
67.4%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 172 ratings
Duke Of WinshipDuke Of Winship
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
New York, United States
middleagesbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Scotch Porter"

Added by xlperro on 10-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,757
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
172
Liked:
116
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
12.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wheels2532
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgeebs07
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- This beer pours with a most impressive looking head, which is 3-4 fingers thick in my tulip glass...WOW! The retention factor is very good with the thick, whipped, swiss cheese like head sticking around for a good long time, and eventually settles into a very thick half finger layer over top of the nectar. The color of the brew itself is of dark cola and chestnut hues in the background. As for lacing, it is thick and rich in appearance, with a heavy layer covering the sides of the glass....very nice looking indeed!

S- Dark dried fruits such as raisins, dates and/or prunes to start off with! There are other sweet notes of toffee/molasses, root beer syrup, enthralling toasty caramel sweet malt, bread, and yeast in the body and the finish is deep and Earthy....not much for any cleansing bitter aromas, but this is what I wanted out of this style!

T- The flavors follow the aromas well with heavy malt sweetness present, the dried fruits noted in the aromas following in the background, toffee sweetness, some nuttiness, again with the root beer character, toasty bread/yeast and hints of coffee near the end of the body and into the finish. The flavors linger ever so slightly before drifting off before the next big taste!

M/O- Medium bodied and as the appearance suggested, the carbonation is quite heavy, yet it is rather smooth on the palate! The flavors are full and rich, yet there isn't any one that overpowers any other....it's like a blend between a Scotch Ale and a Porter in taste and texture....makes a nice semi-sweet dessert beverage! This is highly drinkable and I would recommend this to anybody....another winning recipe from Middle Ages! Cheers!

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scompton159
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T-34-85
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidGross
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I liked this ale from MAB. It hit the spot on the cool Spring nights with just the right ABV.

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Photo of Proclarush
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Tikiri
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of thufflife
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of generallee
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a very brief description of the beer but no abv%.

Appearance: From a slow pour I got a very tall and thick foam head over a very dark brown liquid. Its clarity appears good though is very dark and hard to see through. As I sip on this beer the head holds on very well and makes a little slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is big and beautiful. It hit my nose right as I opened the bottle. It is full of malty and bready sweetness will notes off caramel, dark toast and faint earth hops in the distance.

Taste / Palate: As the aroma suggested it has loads of malty sweetness flowing over the tongue. It is bready and toasty as well as sweet and candy like. I get all the dark toast and caramel notes from the nose plus a light roasted almond like nutty taste. It’s palate feels smooth, a little slick but it’s light enough to keep from being cloying.

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Photo of ejh06752
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of edmiglia
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Stignacious
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mineo
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Duke Of Winship from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 67.4% out of 100 with 172 ratings
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