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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2014) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Very dark with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Smooth, roasty malt, hints of coffee and cocoa. Rather light and drinkable given the alcohol content. A very nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
schmack1110 (1) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013 does not count
Roasty, robust aroma. Very deep and dark. Nice roasty flavor followed by some chocolaty undertones. Medium bodied. Like alot.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pitch black color, with thin creamy tan head. No lacing. Very faint aroma of toasted malts, caramel and cocoa-like flavors. Not too much on the nose. Good medium mouth feel/body, low carbonation, if any. Nice flavors of roasted malt, barley, mild coffee. Very persistent tastes and very pleasing. A very nice porter, as good as any out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Drank this during the Game of Thrones Red Wedding episode. Would have taken a truly great beer to match what unfolded on my screen. This brew was pretty solid. Poured just a touch on the brown side of black with light tan head. Smelled roasty with a touch of chocolate. Taste was coffee with minimal sweetness and a bitter finish. Medium body with middle of the road carbonation. Bottle - Trade from RABinVA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color; it isn’t entirely opaque. The head is a one finger light cream shade. Not very impressive looking to start, it fades rather quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing behind. S: This has a good chocolate presence, and it’s also backed by some roasted nuts, coffee, and cream. Nice aroma, yet nothing groundbreaking. T: At first I notice some dry chocolate, ultimately giving way to notes of caramel, brown sugar, and even tangy fruit esters. There’s also a slight finishing mineral component. M: Very creamy, yet at the same time, quite dry and clean. Not over-carbonated like some porters, too. Drinkability is fantastic. O: This is a fine example of an everyday beer. It inspires simple, easy going drinkability, yet doesn’t blow away the palate (nor does it attempt to). But I could easily put down 2 or 3 of these in a sitting with no complaints - I’m even a bit sad I only bought a single, so yes, this one is indeed very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours a lovely dark brown with a beautiful tan head. The aroma is big chocolate, light roast, toffee and coffee. The flavor runs the same as the aroma though a tad bit understated, with light roast coffee and sumptuous chocolate as the backbone followed by some light toffee and caramel notes. Palate is perfect for the style and only gets better as it warms up. Overall, I changed my rating of this over from a 3.6 to a 4 over the course of 30 minutes of drinking this beer as it got so much better when it warmed. Great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
The appearance is in line with other solid porters, with a dark chestnut-brown color beneath a nice, foamy beige head. The aroma is largely a light milk chocolate with only a little bit of roast, although it is all a bit muted until the beer warmed up a bit. The flavor is again dominated by sweet, milky, chocolate malts, which is even a little too sweet for my liking, but there is also a slight astringency that detracts from the taste. The smooth, light carbonation doesn’t get in the way. Overall, this beer has good color and aroma, and it has a decent depth of flavor despite being a bit over-sweet, making it a solid, slightly above-average porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1934) - - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and a slight hint of vanilla. Taste is strong roasted malt up front, a touch of chocolate and caramel and a strong coffee aftertaste. A touch of hop bitterness is evident. Palate is a little thin but with a nice carb. Pretty nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Very nice porter. Nothing fancy, just great execution on a classic style. Right up there with some of my favorite porters like Anchor and Founders porters. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark, brown that was basically black in the glass with red highlights and a very small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma contained, moderate coffee, chocolate and roasted malts; light caramel malt; light herbal, almost minty hops; slight citrus hops; slight cherry; tobacco; and sour coffee. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, and slightly sour and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet sour and bitter with an average duration. There was roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sour coffee, a little cherry, tobacco, dark chocolate, and light hops. The medium body was sort of creamy with fairly soft carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at home courtesy of RABinVA. Thanks buddy! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big tan head and good lacing. Dark chocolate, molasses, light tobacco, coffee, graham crackers, and light grass in the aroma. Taste is big cocoa nibs, roast, espresso, light oak, a touch of vanilla, earthy, and grassy with a light roasted bitter finish. Medium-to-thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Would have liked to see a little thicker mouthfeel and a little less carbonation, but other than that, a damn solid porter.

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