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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15111) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12150) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Very dark brown color with a significant tan head. Interesting aromas of coffee, nuts, dark toasted malt and chocolate. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is a tad sour, with chocolate, coffee and dark malt. Finish is rather dry and has a very slight sour note. Rich and tasty porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate, some vanilla, and light lactose sourness. Flavor of roasted malt, slight cherry sourness, almonds, and coffee with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11972) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11364) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/anise/chocolate, some acidic. Taste is dark malt-licorice/anise/chocolate/coffee, some acidic hops. Full body. OK carbonation. Nicely done, not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Washington’s Porter
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007

dark brown, frothy beige head, drippy lace, rich dark chocolate aroma, creamy body, lots of rich chocolate flavor, dry and dark, light lasting bitterness, a bit too dry for me

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10444) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with offwhite, almost tan head. Nose of roasted malts and burnt coffee grounds. Taste of burnt malts, mocha and old coffee with Fuggles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2014
The color is a deep brown, tan head. Very standard but very good as well. Roasty, not overly dry, cocoa, molasses, toasted grain. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle... Very dark ale with a big, frothy-creamy, tan head. Incredible retention. The nose is a churning eddy of milk chocolate, cinnamon and brown sugar with distinct, accentuating notes of buttery diacetyl and black cherries... maybe a hint of oxidation. Lots of chocolate and light roast coffee in the flavor with more than medium, but less than heavy, bitterness... they’re not bashful with the hops. Mild acidity. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Lengthy, tongue-numbing (like a local anesthetic), bitter finish. Props to kmweaver for providing this bottle as a "bonus beer" in a recent trade!

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