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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6293) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at the DoG pub, Williamsburg. Near black with a tight, off-white head. Roasted malts, some dark chocolate and a touch of dark fruit before a dryish finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft at the source. Dark naroon color, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is burnt coffee and sweet caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Poured black with little head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was chocolate and dark roasted malts. The flavor was pretty typical English porter with roasted malt flavors and a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhp40219 (305) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2012
12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a dark black with a small light tan head that fades very quickly into basically nothing. Aroma and taste is coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and black liquorice. But aroma is rather faint, and taste is watered down and not very strong at all. Palate is light with a thin texture and average carbonation with a decent, long finish of coffee and chocolate that lingers. Overall this is alright, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Smells and tastes of chocolate. Some nice roasted flavors. Good beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Ashy chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet dark chocolate malt flavor followed by ashy/lightly bitter finish. Tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown color with a tan head that only shows up with an aggressive pour. Nose of molasses and dark bread. An array of flavors including chocolate, leather, smoke, and toast. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3341) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Strong, smoky aroma has an overtone of cocoa and hints of licorice and miso. It pours an opaque warm sable with a fairly thick tan head that is not overly persistent but leaves some generous lacing. Flavor has a core of roast malt and subtle notes of caramel, molasses and licorice. Texture is a bit on the thin side and not overly fizzy. If not outstanding, still a decent porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Claymeister (71) - USA - MAY 28, 2012
12 oz bottle from the brewery in Williamsburg, VA. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Nice coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is rich, smooth and sweet. Excellent balance and nice finish. Recommend this Porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (695) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
12oz bottle from beer of the month club. Pours dark with a quickly dissipating head. Malt and oak on the aroma. Rich dark chocolate and coffee taste with strong hop backbone. All in balance. This is from Williamsburg?!?! Kind of reminds me of a baltic porter. Super tasty, and not just on a cold night.


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