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Rich and smooth, AleWerks Porter is a traditional example from colonial times. A seven malt backbone is balanced with Fuggles hops. Sit back and relax after dinner with a pint. English Porter was first brewed, around 1720. It quickly became the beer of choice in England, Ireland and Scotland where it was brewed in ever increasing quantity. It remained popular well into the 1800’s. Brewer Robert Hare of Philadelphia produced the first commercial porter in America (1776). After the war, his porter was in great demand, buoyed no doubt by President Washington’s 1789 “Buy American” policy and his pronouncement that he would drink only porter made in America. Much of this porter came from Hare’s brewery, and some from that of Ruben Haines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks mj) Black body with tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococoffee, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, strong espresso, some chocolate, roast, faint anise. Light-medium body, light crispness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 28, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Pours a dark, dark brown color; medium tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Roasted malt and hints of dark chocolate in the aroma. Medium-to-full, roasted mouthfeel: plenty of roasted / charred malts, milk chocolate and vanilla; hints of an oily smoky / roasted character. Nicely balanced and well-roasted porter. Lengthy, roasted malt and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2007
Ken’s Thirsty Thursday Throw Down - Soft coffee and cream nose with nice touches of mild roasty chocolate. Very well balanced flavors of mild coffee and chocoalte with hints of citric bitterness from start to finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bittersweet finish. Good stuff that puts their IPA to shame (at least my six pack anyway) Thanks for sharing MJ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8029) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Deep black with a medium brown colored head. Flavor is all roasty, toasted grains and smoke, a bit dry with some oak wood and a nice dose of chocolate and light coffee grounds… this is basically spot-on for robust porter. Smells amazing: creamy, roasted grains, coffee and dark chocolate, very heavy on the nose, very rich smelling. Rich and thick texture without being too viscous. Almost the perfect porter.

Oh yeah, a lot of 2007 bottles are infection or bad...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Very dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor with some chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours ebony with minimal tan head. Very deep black color here, almost on the level of Yaphet Kotto. The aroma is awesome roasty malt, with big dark chocolate, molasses, almond, Ovaltine. The taste is on the dry side, roasty malty, with some earty hops, molasses, almonds, and tobacco. Stays dry, stays complex and well balanced, and stays damned delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4643) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
12oz bottle. This beer surpised me. Dark brown, good head. Very nice roasty aroma. Flavors of chocolate, with great roasted undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light vanilla, tobacco, and coffee. Tastes of roast, chocolate, smoke, vanilla with a nice coffee bitter finish. I do have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Very nice...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Bottled. Very dark brown with a firm but thin light brown head. Big roasty chocolate aroma. Equally robust flavors of dark chocolate, cherries, hint of oak and whiskey, complex and lucious. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle thanks to immy: Dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma, roasty, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor, roasted coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, a bit on the thin side, but it’s pretty solid.

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