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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Tobacco! Smoke! Charred something! No light coming thru this glass. Thin head retention. Creamy texture with a pronounced bitter chocolate finish. Very tasty too!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2669) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
The aroma is choclate, molasses. The appearance is deep brown/black/ reddish hue, off-white head. The flavor is molasses, brown sugar, pine hops, cocoa. The finish is bitter cocoa, pine. Medium in body, smooth mouthfeel. Nice porter over.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (95) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Dark in color with very little off white head. Similar taste to aroma with a bit of smoke, dark fruits and lite bitterness. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1372) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Poured deep brown with a largish, persistent tan head. Aroma and flavor were roasted malt, milk chocolate, light stone fruit. Moderately sweet, low bitterness. ABV quite hidden. Silky mouthfeel. Nice but kind of one note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from the mix 6 at beer run. Rich malt an chocolat aromas. Pretty good there. Flavor is much the same. The finish is a little more bitter and tart than I would expect. A solid drink for a sub freezing kind o day.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (1384) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
Flaska. Svart med litet, snart försvinnande, moccafärgat skum. Kaffe, choklad, svag vanilj och röda bär i både smak och doft. Torr munkänsla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1004) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
Nästan svart öl med ett lätt ljusbrunt skum. Doft av choklad, lätta rostade toner och mörka bär. En mjuk porter med bara lätta rostade toner, kaffe och ganska söt choklad.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScottWallace82 (44) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and alcohol. Medium body, with chocolate, caramel, and dark roast at the end. Smooth mouthfeel with little carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
aroma of roasted malts, cashews, earthiness, coffee, floral hops. pours black with tanned soapy head, little lacing. tastes of sweet coffee, caramel, vanilla, floral hops. palate is thin but silky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
July 2010. Sampled at the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Nice aromas of roasted malt, yeast, chocolate and coffee. Good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1789) - 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.


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